1958 Camp on Blood Island

The Camp on Blood Island – 1958

A Hammer production released by Columbia Pictures 
Copyright MCMLVII by Hammer Film Productions Ltd. – Ail rights reserved
MPAA Approved Certificate No. 18790 
All characters and incidents portrayed and the names used are fictitious 
RCA Sound Recording 

Black & White 81 Mins 
Megascope 

Storyline

Opening title:- “This is not just a story – it is based on the brutal truth”. In Japanese-occupied Malaya, the World War II prisoner-of-war camp on the aptly named Blood Island is governed by the brutally sadistic regime of Colonel Yamamitsu, who has sworn that, if Japan loses the war, then he will slaughter every single prisoner in both the men’s and the neighbouring women’s camps. When Colonel Lambert, the senior officer among the prisoners, learns through their secret communications system that the war is over and the Allies are victorious, it becomes imperative for the truth to be kept from Yamamitsu long enough for the liberating troops to arrive….. Watch the film on YouTube

Crew

Art Director
Supervising Editor
Production Manager
Assistant Director
Editor
Sound Recordist
Re-recording
Property Master
Continuity
Make-up
Hairdresser
Wardrobe
Camera Operator
Director of Photography
Music Composed by
Conducted by
Screenplay by
Story by
Associate Producer
Executive Producer
Produced by
Directed by

John Stoll
James Needs
Arnold Brettell
Robert Lynn
Bill Lenny
Jock May
Ken Cameron
Tom Money
Doreen Dearnaley
Tom Smith
Henry Montsash
Molly Arbuthnot
Len Harris
Jack Asher, BSc
Gerard Schurmann
John Hollingsworth
Jon Manchip White and Val Guest
Jon Manchip White 
Anthony Nelson-Keys
Michael Carreras
Anthony Hinds
Val Guest 

Cast

Colonel Lambert
“Dutch”
Major Dawes
Cyril Beattie
Lieutenant Bellamy
Kate Keiller
Father Anjou
Dr Keiller
Colonel Yamamitsu
Shields
Captain Sakamura
Interpreter
Helen Beattie
Driver
Sergeant
Betts
Hallam
Jap Officer 
Mala 
Thornton 
First Prisoner
Davis
Nurse
Women Prisoners


 
Sick Prisoner

Andre Morell
Carl Mohner
Edward Underdown
Walter Fitzgerald
Phil Brown
Barbara Shelley
Michael Goodlife
Richard Wordsworth
Ronald Rädd
Michael Gwynn
Marne Maitland
Wolfe Morris
Mare Merall
Michael Ripper
Edwin Richfield
Barry Lowe
Max Butterfield
Lee Montague
Lillian Sottane
Peter Wayn
Jack McNaughton
Michael Brill
Jan Holden
Betty Cooper
Anne Ridler
Barbara Lee
Grace Denbeigh-Russell
Jacqueline Curtis

Footnotes

Publicised as Hammer’s 50th film, this graphic depiction of the brutal ill-treatment of POWs by their Japanese captors sparked considerable controversy on its release, coming so soon after the events portrayed. These days the film is rarely given an airing, probably for similar reasons. Hammer eventually (in 1965) produced a sequel, “The Secret of Blood Island”, which is now equally rarely seen.


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