DirectorElmo Williams, Lee Sholem WriterDeVallon Scott, Wells Root Release date6 December 1957 Music directorPaul Sawtell, Bert Shefter CastJon Hall (Capt. Jim Knight), John Carradine (Malone), Peter Lorre (Lamoret), Mike Mazurki (Ross), Stanley Adams (Roxy), Roberta Haynes (Princess Mareva) Similar moviesJon Hall appears in Hell Ship Mutiny and South of Pago Pago
Hell Ship Mutiny is a 1957 American South Seas adventure film directed by Lee Sholem and Elmo Williams starring Jon Hall who also produced and narrated the film. It is a compilation of a 1955 unsold television pilot Knight of the South Seas. Hall's father Felix Locher plays the role of a native chief.
Captain Jim Knight, and his crew Roxy, Tula, and a chimp named Salty sail the South Seas in search of adventure. They discover a criminal gang has taken over a small island, forcing the native pearl divers to dive beyond safe limits.
After capturing the three man gang, Knight takes them to Tahiti for trial where the men escape and force Knight to sail them to New Zealand. Knight subdues them again but this time a minor French magistrate is sent to the island to try them there. The magistrate joins the criminals when a native boy locates the wreck of a lost ship containing a Burmese king's treasure.