A 12-year-old orphan who has just inherited a fortune is trapped on an island with his uncle, a former British intelligence commander who intends to kill him. A young girl is the boy’s only ally against the sarcastic uncle, who uses hypnotism, a pool of sharks, fire, and poisonous mushrooms as weapons.
Although I haven’t seen the movie in well over twenty years, I distinctly remember some classically original scenes–a shark circling in the swimming pool is at the forefront of these scenes.
There is a charm to the movie hard to put one’s finger on. Perhaps it’s a film that begs (and succeeds) to bring out the adventurous core-child in each of us.
The problem: I’ve been searching for this movie for over twenty years. If I can buy a copy from someone, or if someone knows when it might be aired….PLEASE let me know.
Director: William Castle
Writers: June O’Grady (novel) (as Rohan O’Grady), Mark Rodgers
Stars: Nigel Green, Mary Badham, Pat Cardi
Release Date: 9 March 1967 (Mexico)
Also Known As: Let’s Kill Uncle, Before Uncle Kills Us
Filming Locations: Universal Studios – 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California, USA
Format : AVI
Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
File size : 1.15 GiB
Duration : 1 h 27 min
Overall bit rate mode : Variable
Overall bit rate : 1 874 kb/s