327-345. After being dumped by his fiancée, hard-drinking and depressed Mark Cormack (Payne) loses his job in the Los Angeles district attorney's office and serves as bouncer in a Las Vegas casino. Made by fans in Auckland, New Zealand. Barzland returns but plunges to his death, and Mike watches the police take Janet away to jail. Cine Resort, Oct. 7 2014, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Hell%27s_Island&oldid=961370481, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 8 June 2020, at 02:44.
At one stage Fernando Lamas and Arlene Dahl were discussed for the lead roles. He lures Cormack into doing the job by telling him it may be in the possession of the very woman who jilted him. Find trailers, reviews, synopsis, awards and cast information for Hell's Island (1955) - Phil Karlson on AllMovie - Phil Karlson, well-regarded by film buffs for his… V Hell's Island herec John Payne variuje typ, který u Karlsona ztvárnil již ve dvou starších snímcích (jmenovitě 99 River Street a Kansas City Confidential).
This is a routine late-period film noir: in color, with requisite elements of a world-weary hero, complicated plot, sinister hitmen and other shady operators, and last but not least, a femme fatale. Report this film. King' Film Will Await Brynner in Year; Neff to Star in 'Waltz Time' Schallert, Edwin. 1,000 Noir Films: They Shot Dark Pictures, Didn’t They? Hell's Horizon is a 1955 American war film directed by Tom Gries. During one session, the poster of the film - showing Payne clutching Murphy, wearing a bathing suit - was shown to Y. Frank Freeman, vice-president of Paramount. 1,000 Noir Films: They Shot Dark Pictures, Didn’t They? would pair well with Kansas City Confidential *. This is a film I do not know at all but came across this poster for it today. Synopsis. Her husband shocks Mike by revealing Janet sabotaged his plane, causing its crash, out to collect on his life insurance. It is filmed in VistaVision – and stars John Payne and Mary Murphy. Phil Karlson gives narrative a hard glossing in his direction, occasionally letting down his pace but generally delivering a briskly-told tale in which capable players lend realism to colorful characters ... Payne socks over a hard-hitting role in excellent fashion, and Murphy takes on her first heavy role very competently. I cloned this list from here: letterboxd.com/anne_f_/list/1000-noir-films-they-shot-dark-pictures-didnt/ and updated it through August 28 2020. Phil Karlson was a prolific director known for his tough crime dramas which managed to fit cohesive interweaving narratives and three-dimensional characters into modest running times.
Above: John Payne and Mary Murphy having fun on the set of Hells Island 1955. Cormack, again falling for Janet, is convinced into helping him break out of jail. ", The film was brought up in a Senate subcommittee investigating juvenile delinquency. Kevin Royal Johnson 3,249 films 226 Edit, A complete list of the films in John Grant's A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir: The Essential Reference Guide, an…, Every film listed in the Film Noir Encyclopedia 4th Edition: Classic Period by Alain Silver, Elizabeth Ward, James Ursini and…, "This is a list of 1000 film noirs and neo-noirs from around the world released between 1920 and 2012. Cormack, again falling for Janet, is coaxed into helping him break out of jail. Hell's Island was re-released in 1962 under the title South Sea Fury. When he gets there and sees her in a market, she runs away. V roli Mikea Cormacka, zaměstnance ochranky v kasinu, je najat tajemným mužem … The Maltese Falcon! When Susie Long appears, together with her 20 year old son, Pink and P... Ballet dancer Sanine may have murdered his first wife. After being dumped by his fiancée, hard-drinking and depressed Mark Cormack (John Payne) loses his job in the Los Angeles district attorney's office and serves as bouncer in a Las Vegas casino. IMPACT OF MOVIES ON YOUTH ARGUED New York Times 17 June 1955: 24. http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/77754/Hell-s-Island/notes.html, Todd McCarthy and Richard Thompson. When he finds his old flame, her husband is in prison. ", The best noirs from the classic era (1941-1958), Missing ANDREY KHRZHANOVSKY ANIMATIONS, 1966-1997 Gene Deitch Animations: Big Sam & Punky, Frozen Logger Bob Dylan: Rejected….
Although this was definitely inferior to the two other films I've seen by him so far (Kansas City Confidential and Scandal Sheet), it remained a worthwhile watch. Directed by Phil Karlson.
57. When he finds his old flame he finds that her husband is in prison. IMDb Gene Nelson Weighing Dramatic Future Schallert, Edwin.  The casting of John Payne and Mary Murphy was announced in April 1954. He lures Cormack into doing the job by telling him it may be in the possession of the very woman who jilted him. Hell's Island is a film directed by Phil Karlson with John Payne, Mary Murphy, Francis L. Sullivan, Eduardo Noriega .... Year: 1955. A wheelchair-using stranger Barzland (Francis L. Sullivan) hires him to locate a ruby that disappeared in a Caribbean plane crash. This…, Bill Georgaris of TSPDT has finally decided to start updating his film noir page. She's pretty enough, but can't summon the deeper self-interested…, Jayce Fryman 18,694 films 2,870 99 Edit, This list collects every film from the Starting List that became They Shoot Pictures Don't They's 1000 Greatest Films. The film is told as a flashback with Payne narrating the story.The film was shot in the VistaVision wide-screen format. ", "The Helen Reddy story and the song that inspired a revolution", 'The War With Grandpa' Interviews with Robert De Niro and Jane Seymour. But what a picture! 1955 The film stars John Ireland and Marla English. 1955 Directed by Phil Karlson. There's no excuse for it.". We begin with a scene under the opening credits where a man (John Payne) is being held at gunpoint by a man in a wheelchair and his cronies.
Film Noir: They Shot Dark Pictures, Didn't They? Mobile site. He remains underrated to this day and his influence on filmmakers like Michael Mann and William Friedkin is undeniable. Gorgeous technicolour photography and a quick pace couldn't elevate this painfully dull noir. Original title: Hell's Island. Hell's Island. The ex-detective flies to remote Santo Rosario to find the stone and investigate the mystery.
1955 Press Photo Actor John Payne in "Hell's Island" Film - hcp87116 This is an original press photo. Not every noir has to have all these ingredients, but an effective female lead may have helped. When he finds his old flame he finds that her husband is in prison.
The ex-detective flies to remote island Santo Rosario to find the stone and investigate the mystery. The film was based on a story by Jack Leonard and Martin Goldmsith, who wrote the story for The Narrow Margin. Janet also double-crosses Mike, who discovers she has killed a man and has the ruby. Todd McCarthy and Charles Flynn (New York: E.P. The ex-detective flies to remote island Santo Rosario to find the stone and investigate the mystery. Hell Island felt like what could easily develop into a video game storyline where character depth and development can take a backseat to action sequences or it could be a solid Sci/Fi-Action B-Movie plotline where the storyline itself will not resonate with all and may turn off some, but very well may be well received from fans of the SyFy network.
Hell's Island 1955, USA, 80 min. On the island, possibly involved with the ruby's disappearance, is his ex-girlfriend. Themost notable thing besides that is John Payne bears a startling resemblance to Kevin Spacey. But since it was allowed to sink into near-total obscurity, we have to settle for pan & scan duped copies, so what little appeal it does have is severely limited. Hell's Horizon recounts the story of a bomber crew in the Korean War Plot. Mary Murphy just doesn't have what it takes. A wheelchair-using stranger Barzland (Francis L. Sullivan) hires him to locate a ruby that disappeared in a Caribbean plane crash. , The film is told as a flashback with Payne narrating the story.. Cormack, again falling for Janet, is convinced into helping him break out of jail. During the Korean War, United States Air Force Capt.
A Technicolor noir that hits all the necessary beats and does nothing to stand out, save change the setting from the dark alleys of urban America to the tropical paradise of [fictitious Latin American island]. Estes Kefauver was trying to find a link between films and delinquency. Hell's Island (1955) TMDb Score. Los Angeles Times 21 May 1954: A7.
Not Yet Rated 1 hr 24 min May 6th, 1955 Action. Hell's Island is a 1955 American Technicolor film noir directed by Phil Karlson starring John Payne and Mary Murphy.The film was shot in the VistaVision wide-screen format. Hell's Island was re-released in 1962 under the title South Sea Fury.
It is recommended to switch to…. This means the old version of…, NOTE: There is a new and improved version of this list currently being compiled. Hell's Island was re-released in 1962 under the title South Sea Fury.
", The review by the staff of Variety magazine was more positive, "Screenplay [from a story by Martin Goldsmith and Jack Leonard] unfolds in the Caribbean port of Puerto Rosario, where the adventuring twirls around the search for a missing ruby.
John Payne is a bit of a wooden plank in this but he is not out of place. In our own way.
The film was also known as Chubasco, Love is a Weapon and The Ruby Virgin. Jazz great Chet Baker made his film debut in Hell's Horizon. Turns out the one being held up is a former D.A. Synopsis: Down-on-his-luck Mike Cormack is hired to fly to a Caribbean island to retrieve a missing ruby. The working titles of this film were Love Is a Weapon and The Ruby Virgin.
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