Director/Producer George Montgomery Screenplay Ferde Grofe Jr, George Montgomery Associate Producers Al Wyatt, Ferde Grofé Jr Music Harry Zimmerman Cinematography Emmanuel I. Rojas Editor Walter Thompson Assistant Directors Mario Barri, Jairo Mullin, Vincente Nayve Sound Effects Editor Morton Tubor Music Editor Laurence Dean Conductor Harry Zimmerman
Cast George Montgomery (Dr. John Saunders), Gilbert Roland (Col. Salazar), Ziva Rodann (Ana Orteiz), Joan O'Brien (Cecile Salazar), Nico Minardos (De Guzman), Mario Barri (Sgt. Nanding), Henry Feist (Tominsino), Tony Fortich (Trustee), Johnny Cortez (Adring), Carmen Austin (School Teacher), Esperanza Garcia (Injured Woman), “Danny”/Danilo Jurado (Trustee), Luciano Lasam (Trustee), Pedro Faustino (Lasar), Joaquin Fajardo (Spanish Soldier), Pam Saunders (Woman Convict), Rita Moreno (Woman Convict), [uncredited] Tony Smith (Trustee)
Tom Martin’s review from the Internet Movie Database:
This George Montgomery film is better than average. He plays a cynical doctor who is being sent by the Spanish to a prison camp on the
The cast led by Montgomery, Roland and Israeli actress Ziva Rodan do a good job with what little they have to work with. The colorful locales, action and Rodan's costumes more than make up for the pedestrian plot and script. I would watch it again if I had the chance. Unfortunately, it is rarely shown these days.
Robert C. Waltham’s review on The Critics website:
When I received a copy of American Home Treasures’ recent DVD release “Gripping War Escape Movies”, I was pleasantly surprised to find three full length features on a single DVD. I should have known from the title--not many single features use the plural “movies”--that I was in for greater value than the standard DVD fare. Indeed, with a retail price of only $9.98, I would have been happy with pretty much any combination of movies (remember, some people are actually shelling out the same amount to see “Kangaroo Jack”!). While the three movies included in “Gripping War Escape Movies” may not be “classic” masterpieces, they are for the most part above average quality features, albeit a bit dated, with several recognizable names from recent cinematic history.