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Director  Nate Watt
Language  English
4.8/10 IMDb

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Country  United States
Fiend of Dope Island movie poster
Writer  Bruce Bennett, Mark Carabel
Release date  January 1961 (1961-01)

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Fiend of Dope Island, also released as Whiplash, was a lurid men's adventure type motion picture filmed in 1959 and released in 1961. It starred and was co-written by Bruce Bennett and was the final film directed by Nate Watt. It was filmed in Puerto Rico where producer J. Harold Odell had previously filmed his Machete (1958) and Counterplot (1959). Several scenes were censored for the United States release. The film co-stars Tania Velia billed as the "Yugoslavian Bombshell" who had appeared in the July 1959 Playboy and Puerto Rican actor Miguel Ángel Álvarez.

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Fiend of dope island the 1961 trailer


Plot

Charlie Davis runs his own island in the Caribbean with a literal whip hand making his income as a marijuana grower, exporter and gunrunner. He hires a female entertainer to amuse the clients of his cantina and himself.

Charlie's world falls apart when one of his employees is an undercover narcotics investigator. The trouble escalates to a full native rebellion and shark attack.

Legacy

The Cramps named their 2002 record album Fiends of Dope Island after the film.

Cast

  • Bruce Bennett ... Charlie Davis
  • Robert Bray ... David
  • Tania Velia ... Glory La Verne
  • Ralph A. Rodriguez ... Naru
  • Miguel Ángel Álvarez ... Capt. Fred
  • References

    Fiend of Dope Island Wikipedia
    Fiend of Dope Island IMDb Fiend of Dope Island themoviedb.org


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