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Battle of Blood Island

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Battle of Blood Island
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJoel Rapp
Written byJoel Rapp
Based onExpect the Vandals by Philip Roth
Produced byStanley Bickman
StarringRichard Devon
Ron Kennedy
CinematographyJacques R. Marquette
Edited byCarlo Lodato
Music byFred Katz
Bickman/Rapp Productions
San Juan Productions
Distributed byFilmgroup
Release date
  • April 8, 1960 (1960-04-08) (United States)
Running time
71 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$28,828.12[1]

Battle of Blood Island is a 1960 American World War II war film filmed in Puerto Rico and directed by Joel Rapp. It was based on the 1958 short story Expect the Vandals by Philip Roth.[2] Filmgroup released the film, as a double feature with Ski Troop Attack.

Roger Corman appears at the end of the movie as an American soldier.



Corman put up $31,129.31 of the budget with $14,000 provided by Stan Bickman and Joel Rapp. The movie was shot in Puerto Rico at the same time as two other Corman productions: Last Woman on Earth and Creature from the Haunted Sea.[1]

Corman later said that "it turned out very nicely; it was a good little picture."[3]

See also


  1. ^ a b c Fred Olen Ray, The New Poverty Row: Independent Filmmakers as Distributors, McFarland, 1991, p 35-36
  2. ^ Derek Royal, 'The Blood before the Stain: An Interview with Joel Rapp', Philip Roth Studies 2.1 (2006): 3-11. accessed 15 June 2012
  3. ^ Ed. J. Philip di Franco, The Movie World of Roger Corman, Chelsea House Publishers, 1979 p 139
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