Hell River

This article is about 1974 Yugoslavian film. For mythological river that formed the boundary between Earth and the Underworld, see Styx.
Hell River
Directed by Stole Jankovic
Produced by Ika Panajotovic
Written by Stole Jankovic
Starring Rod Taylor
Adam West
Xenia Gratsos
Bata Živojinović
Release dates
  • 1974 (1974)
Country Yugoslavia
Language English
Budget $2 million[1]

Hell River, also known as Partizani and The Last Guerilla is a 1974 Yugoslavian partisan film starring Rod Taylor as a Yugoslav raised in America who returns home to fight the Germans as a partisan in World War II. Adam West plays a German officer.

The film was shot on location in Yugoslavia. There are several versions, including an original three-hour cut made for Yugoslavian television, and a feature-length version for the American market. Rod Taylor was involved in rewriting and shooting some additional scenes during post production.[1]

The producter, Ika Panajotovic, was a lawyer and former tennis player who represented Yugoslavia in the Davis Cup and reached the semi-finals at Wimbledon.[2]


  1. 1 2 Stephen Vagg, Rod Taylor: An Aussie in Hollywood, Bear Manor Media 2010 p 179-183.
  2. Obituary at LA Times

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