|Directed by||Roger Corman|
|Produced by||Roger Corman|
|Written by||Charles B. Griffith
Robert Wright Campbell
|Music by||Ronald Stein|
|Distributed by||American International Pictures|
Duke Bradley's boat is hired to sail a group to the Hawaiian Islands. His passengers include Zac Cotton, alcoholic girlfriend Max McKenzie and a pair of thugs, Mitch and Stony, who following a luau, without Duke's knowledge, rob a plantation of its payroll.
The gang intends to continue on to another island in the South Pacific, but tempers flare after Max is struck by Zac, which causes Duke to quit, demanding payment. As he is about to set sail, Max asks to go with him, determined to change her life. A hurricane hits, however, forcing Duke to turn back. On arrival, he is beaten unconscious by Mitch and Stony while the woman is roughed up by Zac.
Zac intends to make off with Duke's schooner and takes a local girl, Lanai, as a hostage, shooting Stony, who objects to this. A fight ensues in which Duke triumphs after Zac is killed by the boat's propeller. Duke and Max sail away.
- Beverly Garland as Max
- Richard Denning as Duke
- Dick Miller as Mitch
- Jonathan Haze as Stony
- Leslie Bradley as Zac
- Lisa Montell as Lanai
Robert Wright Campbell's script was rewritten by Charles B. Griffith, who claimed Corman asked him to reuse his screenplay for Atlas (1960), Beast from Haunted Cave (1960) and Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961).
- Alan Frank, The Films of Alan Frank: Shooting My Way Out of Trouble, Bath Press, 1998 p 42
- FERRER TO DIRECT AND STAR IN FILM: 'Jalopy,' Case History of an Automobile, Will Be His Third Picture for U.-I. Of Local Origin By OSCAR GODBOUT Special to The New York Times.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 05 July 1956: 18.
- Aaron W. Graham, 'Little Shop of Genres: An interview with Charles B. Griffith', Senses of Cinema, 15 April, 2005 accessed 25 June 2012
- Roger Corman on Naked Paradise at Trailers From Hell.
- p.89 McGee, Mark Thomas Fast and Furious: The Story of American International Pictures McFarland 1984
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