Dalton Trumbo and Nathanael West were among the team of screenwriters who concocted this archetypal tale of a band of travelers stranded on an island infested with cannibals when their plane crashes. The plane is repaired, but it can carry only five people back to safety. John Farrow directed this 1939 RKO production, and made it again, as Back to Eternity, in 1956. With Chester Morris, Lucille Ball, C. Aubrey Smith, Wendy Barrie, John Carradine, Joseph Calleia, and Patric Knowles.