Hell Ship Mutiny

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Hell Ship Mutiny
Hell Ship Mutiny FilmPoster.jpeg
Original film poster
Directed by Lee Sholem
Elmo Williams
Produced by George Bilson
Jon Hall
Written by DeVallon Scott and
Wells Root
Starring Jon Hall
John Carradine
Peter Lorre
Roberta Haynes
Mike Mazurki
Narrated by Jon Hall
Music by Paul Sawtell
Bert Shefter
Cinematography Sam Leavitt
Edited by Elmo Williams
Lovina Productions
Distributed by Republic Pictures
Release date
  • December 6, 1957 (1957-12-06) (United States)
Running time
66 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Hell Ship Mutiny is a 1957 American South Seas adventure film directed by Lee Sholem and Elmo Williams starring Jon Hall who also produced and narrated the film. It is a compilation of a 1955 unsold television pilot Knight of the South Seas.[1][2] Hall's father Felix Locher plays the role of a native chief [3]

This film is now in the public domain.


Captain Jim Knight, and his crew Roxy, Tula and a chimp named Salty sail the South Seas in search of adventure. They discover a criminal gang has taken over a small island forcing the native pearl divers to dive beyond safe limits.

After capturing the three man gang, Knight takes them to Tahiti for trial where the men escape and force Knight to sail them to New Zealand. Knight subdues them again but this time a minor French magistrate is sent to the island to try them there. The magistrate joins the criminals when a native boy locates the wreck of a lost ship containing a Burmese King's treasure.


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  1. ^ http://elmowilliams.com/elmo_williams_new_film_page_003.htm
  2. ^ p.396 Youngkin, Stephen D. The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre University Press of Kentucky, 30/09/2005
  3. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0516646/bio

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