Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Cruise of the Hellion was a "B" picture with a "B" cast, but that's not to say it wasn't entertaining. Donald Keith plays the wastrel son of a millionaire who "toughens up" in a hurry when he's shanghaied by burly ship's captain Sheldon Lewis. When he isn't beaten knocked around by the boozy Lewis, Keith finds himself the personal punching bag of first mate Tom Santschi. Finally, Keith is able to best Santschi in a fight, earning him the respect of the crew. Still, the captain intends to bump off the hero the moment he retrieves a valuable treasure from the ocean's floor. Suffice to say that Keith lives long enough for a fadeout kiss from heroine Edna Murphy.
bad-guy-turns-good, captain [military], kidnapping, love, millionaire, romance, treasure