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SOS Pacific (1959)

A flying boat has to ditch off an island in the Pacific. Along with the injured owner-pilot, the passengers include a policeman and his smuggler prisoner, a slimey limey witness against him... See full summary »

Director:

Guy Green

Writers:

Robert Westerby (screenplay), Gilbert Thomas (based on a story by) (as Gilbert Travers Thomas) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Attenborough ... Whitey Mullen
Pier Angeli ... Teresa
John Gregson ... Jack Bennett
Eva Bartok ... Maria
Eddie Constantine ... Mark Reisner
Jean Anderson ... Miss Shaw
Cec Linder ... Willy
Clifford Evans ... Petersen
Gunnar Möller ... Krauss
Harold Kasket Harold Kasket ... Monk (as Harold Kaskett)
Andrew Faulds ... Sea Captain
Cyril Shaps ... Louis
Tom Bowman Tom Bowman ... Alberto
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Storyline

A flying boat has to ditch off an island in the Pacific. Along with the injured owner-pilot, the passengers include a policeman and his smuggler prisoner, a slimey limey witness against him, a physicist, and a globe-hopping good-time girl. On the island they find a fleet of derelict ships, farm animals tethered, and cameras in a lead-lined bunker and a stark realization soon dawns. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1959 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Dicke Luft und heiße Liebe See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (colorized)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The casting of Eddie Constantine came as part of the producers' deal. See more »

Goofs

When the plane is dropping height, you can see the propellers are not turning. See more »

Alternate Versions

A computer colorized version, albeit of not so great color representation, has been aired on TalkingPictures TV in the UK on 28 April 2016. See more »

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Referenced in 'Round Midnight (1986) See more »

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first-class, underrated film
14 January 2007 | by Guenzel_D@MSN.comSee all my reviews

I most certainly agree with the reviewer who awarded the film a "10". It does, indeed, well deserve it.

It is one of the most underrated pictures around with good, strong performances, very taut direction by Guy Green, excellent photography by Wilkie Cooper and interesting locations in the Canary Islands. Also worthy of note is the music score which was by the great French composer, Georges Auric.

Just as good, of course, is the story. I wont, of course, give away its great plot but just simply advise people to see it whenever it turns up. I envy the person who bought it on ebay! I, too, hope he enjoys it. It's a must-see thriller of the first order.


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