This is Sinatra's debut as a director, and nothing other than a spectacular bloodbath is the result. The mediocre story has a dedicated Japanese force stranded on a remote island. The war has long passed them by, but the commander, Mihashi, nevertheless rigidly maintains order, drilling his
men constantly and driving them to complete the building of a boat that will take them to their distant headquarters. An American bomber crash-lands on the island after being damaged by a Japanese fighter. The Americans and Japanese do battle but come to a quick truce. Frank Sinatra, a
pharmacist's mate, operates on a seriously injured Japanese soldier, amputating his leg but sa...