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Hero's Island (1962)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 16 September 1962 (USA)
In 1718 a recently freed family of indentured workers inherits the small uninhabited Bull Island off the Carolina coast. The family consist of husband and wife, one son, and a second son ... See full summary »

Director:

Leslie Stevens

Writer:

Leslie Stevens (dramatist)
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Cast overview:
James Mason ... Jacob Weber
Neville Brand ... Kingstree
Kate Manx ... Devon Mainwaring
Rip Torn ... Nicholas Gates
Warren Oates ... Wayte Giddens
Brendan Dillon ... Thomas Mainwaring
Harry Dean Stanton ... Dixey Gates (as Dean Stanton)
Robert Sampson ... Enoch Gates
Morgan Mason Morgan Mason ... Cullen
Darby Hinton ... Jafar
John Hudkins ... Bullock (as John Hudkins Jr.)
Bobby Johnson Bobby Johnson ... Pound (as Robert Johnson)
William Hart William Hart ... Meggett
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In 1718 a recently freed family of indentured workers inherits the small uninhabited Bull Island off the Carolina coast. The family consist of husband and wife, one son, and a second son who they bought as a baby. The local fishermen who were already using the island think they own the island and attempt to force the family to leave, during which the husband is killed. The conflict over the island escalates as more people including a castaway, a fugitive from justice, and hired heavies join each side. Not everyone is who they seem to be or claim to be. Written by <StJenna@aol.com> & Donald Telfer

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Pioneers Of The Sea... Tamers Of The Land... Builders Of The Dream! See more »


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Friendly persuasion on an island.
17 February 2002 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Offbeat work which pits a pious family against a bench of violent weirdoes on an Island .The main problem for the virtuous ones is that they shall not kill or hurt anyone.In 1956,the Quakers in William Wyler's wonderful classic "Friendly persuasion " had the same problems.The best part is the first one,with the family's arrival,the father's death and the omnipresence of biblical references.But as soon as James Mason 's character shows himself a fierce pirate,but a big-hearted one,the plot peters out,and it's nothing but routine action movie.The mother is akin to Grace Kelly's character in Fred Zinneman's "high moon"(1952),and like her,she will have to do what she 's very loath to.The main characters have backgrounds that could have provided many other movies with a subject.All this does not hang together well and ,all in all, it remains a poor man's "friendly persuasion"


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