Continuity mistake: When Allison arrives at the island in his raft, he sticks out his head to take a look. When his face is seen, his hair is completely dry, but when his back is seen as he prepares to go ashore, his hair is soaked.
Revealing mistake: Allison is wounded by a grenade fragment while disabling the Japanese 105's. But when his bloody shoulder is first seen, the blood stain is visibly too bright for real blood.
Trivia: Robert Mitchum had just returned from spending four months in Tobago filming "Fire Down Below" (1957) when he learned that his agent had committed him to this movie, filming in Tobago. Mitchum was very enthusiastic about playing the role of the marooned corporal - until he learned that director John Huston had first tried to interest Marlon Brando in the role. Still, it is said that it was Mitchum's favorite role ever.
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