“Hell Ship Mutiny” is a 1957 adventure film directed by Lee Sholem and Elmo Williams. The film is loosely based on the true story of the mutiny on the slave ship Amistad in 1839.
The story takes place aboard a slave ship, the Amalia, in the early 19th century. The ship is on a long voyage from Africa to Cuba, carrying a cargo of slaves. The crew, led by Captain Tomassi (Jon Hall), treats the slaves cruelly and brutally.
As the voyage continues, tensions rise among the crew, and the slaves begin to plot a mutiny. The leader of the slaves, Tambo (Peter Coe), is determined to lead his people to freedom, no matter the cost.
When the mutiny finally occurs, it is a violent and bloody affair. The crew fights back fiercely, but Tambo and his fellow slaves manage to gain control of the ship.
But the journey to freedom is not over yet. The ship is now adrift, with no clear direction or destination. The crew and the slaves must work together to survive, and to find a way to reach land.
As they struggle to stay alive, they also face a series of moral dilemmas. The crew must decide whether to continue their brutal treatment of the slaves, or to treat them as equals. The slaves, meanwhile, must decide whether to seek revenge against their captors, or to forgive and move on.
In the end, “Hell Ship Mutiny” is a powerful story of survival, freedom, and redemption, set against the backdrop of one of the darkest chapters in human history.
Lee Sholem, Elmo Williams
DeVallon Scott, Wells Root
Jon Hall, John Carradine, Peter Lorre