Port Sinister

Port Sinister

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Harold Daniels
Produced by Jack Pollexfen
Albert Zugsmith
Written by Aubrey Wisberg
Jack Pollexfen
Starring James Warren
Lynne Roberts
Paul Cavanagh
William Schallert
House Peters, Jr.
Music by Albert Glasser
Cinematography William Bradford
Edited by Fred R. Feitshans Jr.
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release dates
  • April 3, 1953 (1953-04-03) (Premiere-Los Angeles)[1]
  • April 10, 1953 (1953-04-10) (US)[1]
Running time
65 min
Country United States
Language English

Port Sinister, known as Beast of Paradise Isle in the UK, is a 1953 adventure/science fiction film written by Jack Pollexfen and Aubrey Wisberg and directed by Harold Daniels. The plot involves the 17th-century Caribbean city of Port Royal, which has been long rumoured to have been visited by pirates rises from the ocean floor.

Plot summary

The 17th-century Caribbean city of Port Royal has been long rumoured to have been visited by pirates rises from the ocean floor. However, when a scientist goes to investigate the incident—and at the same time the local thugs plan to steal the gold—all are attacked by giant crabs living there.[2]


Pollexfen and Wisberg had already made Captive Women and Sword of Venus for RKO. Port Sinister was filmed at the RKO studios with location work at Palos Verdes California.


  1. 1 2 "Port Sinister: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved June 1, 2014.
  2. Port Sinister: movie information Retrieved on July 24, 2007

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