1964 The Secret of Blood Island

The Secret of Blood Island - 1964

Alternative Title: P.O.W

All characters and evens in this picture are fictitious Any similarity to actual events or persons living or dead is purely coincidental and unintentional 

Colour 84 mins 


During a WWII mission to Malaya, the plane carrying a secret agent is shot down. Parachuting to safety, Elaine finds herself with a working party of British prisoners of war, from the Japanese camp on Blood Island. She is taken back to the camp and disguised as a man. She must escape to complete her mission to save thousands of lives, but the British Commander at the camp has a "no escape" policy. The Japanese, knowing she is still alive, begin torturing the prisoners to get information. 


Music Composed by  James Bernard
Music Supervisor  Marcus Dodds
Director of Photography  Jack Asher BSc
Production Designer Bernard Robinson
Supervising Editor James Needs
Production Manager Don Weeks
Editor Tom Simpson
Assistant Director Peter Price
Camera Operator Harry Gillam
Sound Recordist Ken Rawkins
Sound Editor Jim Groom
Continuity Pauline Harlow
Make-up Artist Roy Ashton
Hair Stylist
Frieda Steiger
Wardrobe Mistress Jean Fairlie
Special Effects Syd Pearson
Screenplay by John Gilling
Produced by Anthony Nelson Keys
Directed by Quentin Lawrence


Crowe Jack Hedley
Elaine Barbara Shelley
Major Jocomo Patrick Wymark
Major Dryden Charles Tingwell
Bludgin Bill Owen
Tojoko Michael Ripper
Richardson Peter Welch
Levy Lee Montague
O'Reilly Edwin Richfield
Barry Glyn Houston
Kempi Chief David Saire
Captain Drake Philip Latham
Mills Ian Whittaker
Leonard John Southworth
Red Peter Craze
Taffy Henry Davies


Patrick Wymark starred in ATV's Power Game and later in war epics Battle of Britain and Where Eagles Dare. Bill Owen played the part of Compo in BBC's popular comedy series Last of the Summer Wine. Barbara Shelly also starred in Hammers Rasputin the Mad Monk (1966), Dracula Prince of Darkness (1966), The Gorgon (1964) and Quatermass and the Pit (1967). Other Hammer favourites include Michael Ripper and Philip Latham played Klove in DPOD and Miller in Devil Ship Pirates (1964). Quentin Lawrence has a long list of television directing credits, including early episodes of Granada TV's Coronation Street.

Details were complied viewing the actual film. 
Source of viewing copy - The Hammer Graveyard Collection