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The Camp on Blood Island (1958)

Approved | | Action, Drama, History | 11 June 1958 (USA)
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Deep in Malaya, as World War II is rapidly coming to an end, men, women and children, trapped by the Japanese invasion, are held captive in the Blood Island prison camp. Knowing that ... See full summary »

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Val Guest

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Jon Manchip White (screenplay), Val Guest (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
André Morell ... Lambert (as Andre Morell)
Carl Möhner ... 'Dutch' (as Carl Mohner)
Walter Fitzgerald ... Beattie
Edward Underdown Edward Underdown ... Dawes
Phil Brown ... Bellamy
Barbara Shelley ... Kate
Michael Goodliffe ... Anjou
Michael Gwynn ... Shields
Ronald Radd Ronald Radd ... Yamamitsu
Marne Maitland ... Sakamura
Wolfe Morris Wolfe Morris ... Interpreter
Richard Wordsworth Richard Wordsworth ... Keiller
Mary Merrall ... Helen
Michael Ripper ... Driver
Edwin Richfield ... Sergeant
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Deep in Malaya, as World War II is rapidly coming to an end, men, women and children, trapped by the Japanese invasion, are held captive in the Blood Island prison camp. Knowing that Yamamitsu, the sadistic commandant, will murder them all when he learns of his country's defeat, Dutch, a Dutch planter, smashes the camp radio. British officer Lambert and, in the women's prison, the recently-widowed Kate, join Dutch in arming the prisoners. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Authenticated by the very few who survived the massacre in...

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

11 June 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die gelbe Hölle See more »

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Production Co:

Hammer Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The novelization of the screenplay was a spectacular success, selling up to two million copies. See more »

Quotes

Col. Lambert: I've no use for shirkers and there's no room for self-pity here.
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"This is not just a story - it is based on a brutal truth." See more »

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Just an OK P.O.W. flick
25 December 2006 | by gordonl56See all my reviews

While not as good as the one poster comments, it is by no means as bad as the other reviewer says. Yes, there is some shoddy make-up of the Japanese guards, but if you can ignore that you will find the story itself is good enough to carry the film. A group of Allied p.o.w.s are in a camp controlled by a less than friendly commander. He shoots prisoners for sport and works the rest to death in a local mine. He has also let it be known that if Japan loses the war he will kill all the prisoners. The p.o.w.s find out the war has ended and stage a revolt with homemade weapons and some grenades they had hidden at the bottom of a latrine. Not a world winner but an OK time-waster.

G.G.


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