Port Sinister

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Port Sinister
Directed byHarold Daniels
Produced byJack Pollexfen
Albert Zugsmith
Written byAubrey Wisberg
Jack Pollexfen
StarringJames Warren
Lynne Roberts
Paul Cavanagh
William Schallert
House Peters, Jr.
Music byAlbert Glasser
CinematographyWilliam Bradford
Edited byFred R. Feitshans Jr.
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • April 3, 1953 (1953-04-03) (Premiere-Los Angeles)[1]
  • April 10, 1953 (1953-04-10) (US)[1]
Running time
65 minutes
CountryUnited States

Port Sinister (a.k.a. Beast of Paradise Isle in the UK) is a 1953 American independently made black-and-white adventure science fiction film, produced by Jack Pollexfen and Albert Zugsmith, and directed by Harold Daniels. The film was written by Jack Pollexfen and Aubrey Wisberg and stars James Warren, Lynne Roberts, and Paul Cavanagh. Port Sinister was theatrically distributed by RKO Radio Pictures.

The film's storyline involves the 17th-century Caribbean city of Port Royal in mid-20th crntury.


The 17th-century Caribbean city of Port Royal has been long rumored to have been visited by pirates who rise from the ocean floor. However, when a scientist goes to investigate (at the same time that local thugs plan to steal all the gold there), all are suddenly attacked by giant crabs.


Pollexfen and Wisberg had already made Captive Women and Sword of Venus for RKO. Port Sinister was filmed at the RKO studios with location work at Palos Verdes California.


  1. ^ a b "Port Sinister: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved June 1, 2014.


  • Warren, Bill. Keep Watching the Skies! American Science Fiction Movies of the Fifties, 21st Century Edition. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2009 (First Edition 1982). ISBN 0-89950-032-3.

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