Films set in Hawaii.

Here's a list of films, most likely not exhaustive, which are set in The Aloha State!
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1.
Picture Bride (1994)
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The story of 16-year-old Riyo who journeys to Hawaii in 1918 to marry a man she has never met, except... (94 mins.)
Director: Kayo Hatta
 
2.
Donovan's Reef (1963)
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Comedy subtly dealing with moral issues such as racial bigotry, corporate greed, American belief of societal superiority and hypocrisy. (109 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
3.
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
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A Hawaiian girl adopts an unusual pet who is actually a notorious extra-terrestrial fugitive from the law. (85 mins.)
 
4.
Snakes on a Plane (2006)
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An FBI agent takes on a plane full of deadly and venomous snakes, deliberately released to kill a witness being flown from Honolulu to Los Angeles to testify against a mob boss. (105 mins.)
Director: David R. Ellis
 
5.
Blue Hawaii (1961)
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Chad Gates has just gotten out of the Army, and is happy to be back in Hawaii with his surf-board, his beach buddies... (102 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
 
6.
Princess Kaiulani (2009)
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The true story of a Hawaiian princess' attempts to maintain the independence of the island against the threat of American colonization. (97 mins.)
Director: Marc Forby
 
7.
Ka'iulani: Crown Princess of Hawai'i (2010 Documentary)
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A companion to the feature film drama "Princess Ka'iulani", this historical documentary chronicles the... (34 mins.)
Director: Roy Tjioe
 
8.
A Very Brady Sequel (1996)
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A man claiming to be Carol Brady's long-lost first husband, Roy Martin, shows up at the suburban Brady residence one evening... (90 mins.)
Director: Arlene Sanford
 
9.
Blood & Orchids (1986 TV Movie)
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Hester Murdoch is found naked and nearly beaten to death by four young Hawaiian men on the beach and taken to the hospital... (240 mins.)
Director: Jerry Thorpe
 
10.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
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Devastated Peter takes a Hawaiian vacation in order to deal with the recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend, Sarah. Little does he know, Sarah's traveling to the same resort as her ex - and she's bringing along her new boyfriend. (111 mins.)
 
11.
Hawaii (1966)
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An American missionary and his wife travel to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But the clash between the two cultures is too great and instead of understanding there comes tragedy. (189 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
 
12.
A Perfect Getaway (2009)
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Two pairs of lovers on a Hawaiian vacation discover that psychopaths are stalking and murdering tourists on the islands. (98 mins.)
Director: David Twohy
 
13.
Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961)
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Francine (Gidget) is desperate: her parents want to force her to come with them on vacation to Hawaii... (101 mins.)
Director: Paul Wendkos
 
14.
Kona Coast (1968)
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A Hawaiian boat captain tries to prove a wealthy playboy killed his daughter 1968 (93 mins.)
Director: Lamont Johnson
 
15.
Final Examination (2003 Video)
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A burned out L.A. detective moves to Hawaii, where he stumbles upon a murder at a college sorority reunion. (98 mins.)
Director: Ed Raymond
 
16.
Blue Crush (2002)
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As a hard-core surfer girl prepares for a big competition, she finds herself falling for a football player. (104 mins.)
Director: John Stockwell
 
17.
Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962)
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When he finds out his boss is retiring to Arizona, a sailor has to find a way to buy the Westwind, a boat that he and his father built. He is also caught between two women: insensitive club singer Robin and sweet Laurel. (106 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
 
18.
Big Jim McLain (1952)
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In the post-war Hawaii, House Un-American Activities Committee investigators Jim McLain and Mal Baxter hunt down communists. (90 mins.)
Director: Edward Ludwig
 
19.
Aloha, Scooby-Doo! (2005 Video)
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When Daphne is given the opportunity to design clothes for a company in Hawaii, the entire gang travels along with her... (70 mins.)
Director: Tim Maltby
 
20.
Hawaiian Holiday (1937 Short Film)
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The gang is on vacation. Goofy has some surfing problems, Donald learns why you don't wear a grass skirt near a fire, Pluto and a starfish have a tiff, followed by an encounter with a hermit crab. (8 mins.)
 
21.
It's a Date (1940)
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An aspiring actress is offered the lead in a major new play, but discovers that her mother, a more seasoned performer, expects the same part. The situation is further complicated when they both become involved with the same man. (103 mins.)
 
22.
Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki (1955)
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Ma and Pa, along with daughter Rosie, go off to Hawaii in answer to cousin Rodney's call for help running his pineapple farm while he recovers from an illness. Pa soon causes a major explosion and gets himself kidnapped. (79 mins.)
Director: Lee Sholem
 
23.
Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board (2007 TV Movie)
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In the movie, Johnny Kapahala, a teen snowboarding champion from Vermont, returns to Oahu, Hawaii, for the wedding of his hero -- his grandfather... (90 mins.)
Director: Eric Bross
 
24.
50 First Dates (2004)
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Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the very next day. (99 mins.)
Director: Peter Segal
 
25.
On an Island with You (1948)
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While shooting on location in the South Pacific, a movie star is pursued by a handsome Naval officer who is convinced she is the girl for him. (107 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
26.
Charlie Chan in Honolulu (1938)
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While Charlie is distracted with the birth of his first grandchild, son Jimmy impersonates his father in order to investigate a murder aboard a freighter in the harbor. (67 mins.)
 
27.
The Black Camel (1931)
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The unsolved murder of a Hollywood actor several years earlier and an enigmatic psychic are the keys to help Charlie solve the Honolulu stabbing death of a beautiful actress. (71 mins.)
 
28.
Charlie Chan's Greatest Case (1933)
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(70 mins.)
 
29.
Race the Sun (1996)
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A bunch of high school misfits in Hawaii, introduced by their new teacher, attend a science fair in which they draw up inspiration to build their own solar car and win a trip to compete in the 1990 World Solar Challenge in Australia. (100 mins.)
 
30.
The Descendants (2011)
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A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident. (115 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
 
31.
North Shore (1987)
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Before entering art school, Rick Kane sets out to surf the big wave season on the north shore of Oahu... (96 mins.)
Director: William Phelps
 
32.
Diamond Head (1962)
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Rich Hawaiian pineapple grower and US Senatorial candidate Richard Howland tries to control everything and everyone around him... (107 mins.)
Director: Guy Green
 
33.
Murder by Proxy: How America Went Postal (2010 Documentary)
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"Murder by Proxy" is a feature-length documentary that examines the growing phenomenon of spree killings in the United States.
Director: Emil Chiaberi
 
34.
Rip Girls (2000 TV Movie)
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A 13-year-old (Camilla Belle) learns to surf while visiting Hawaii for the first time to see a plantation she inherited. (87 mins.)
Director: Joyce Chopra
 
35.
Flower of Hawaii (1933)
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(86 mins.)
Director: Richard Oswald
 
36.
In Harm's Way (1965)
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A naval officer reprimanded after Pearl Harbor is later promoted to rear admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese. (165 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
37.
Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
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A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding. (95 mins.)
 
38.
Beyond Paradise (1998)
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A young Californian moves to Hawaii where he is befriended by three Hawaiians who show him Hawaii beyond the postcard image. (105 mins.)
 
39.
Riding Giants (2004 Documentary)
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Documentary detailing the origins and history of surf culture. (105 mins.)
Director: Stacy Peralta
 
40.
Sixty Million Dollar Man (1995)
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Stephen Chow plays a rich playboy who is blown up by a mafia boss when he flirts with the boss's girl... (92 mins.)
 
41.
Molokai (1999)
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The true story of the 19th century priest who volunteered to go to the island of Molokai, to console and care for the lepers. (109 mins.)
Director: Paul Cox
 
42.
Lanai-Loa (1998)
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Supernatural revenge flick finds a woman, who is murdered by criminals on her wedding day in Hawaii... (89 mins.)
Director: Sherwood Hu
 
43.
Naked Paradise (1957)
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Gangster Zac Cotton and his two henchmen, Mitch and Sonny, try to get a boat to get off a tropical island after a botched robbery heist. (68 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
44.
The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956)
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Set in the early '40s, a San Francisco prostitute is run out of town just as the second World War has begun to intensify... (92 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
45.
Battleship (2012)
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A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals. (131 mins.)
Director: Peter Berg
 
46.
You, Me and Dupree (2006)
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A best man (Wilson) stays on as a houseguest with the newlyweds, much to the couple's annoyance. (110 mins.)
 
47.
Just Go with It (2011)
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On a weekend trip to Hawaii, a plastic surgeon convinces his loyal assistant to pose as his soon-to-be-divorced wife in order to cover up a careless lie he told to his much-younger girlfriend. (117 mins.)
Director: Dennis Dugan
 
48.
Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus (2010 Video)
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A megalodon battles with a crocosaurus causing massive destruction. The US Army has to try and destroy the havoc creating monsters. (88 mins.)
 
49.
Kipuka: The Story of the Legendary Hawaiian Paradise (2011 Documentary)
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Ancient concepts of life in the islands that are today known as "Hawaii" are combined with insights into modern views of island lore and its ancient roots, explained by native islanders and other experts. (151 mins.)
Director: Jo Danieli
 
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51.
Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style (1992 TV Movie)
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Kelly's grandfather, Harry, invites the gang for a vacation at his hotel, the Hawaiian Hideaway, in Honolulu, but they soon discover that a rival threatens to put Harry out of business and scheme to help save the Hideaway. (92 mins.)
Director: Don Barnhart
 
52.
Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966)
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Rick Richards is a helicopter pilot who wants to set up a charter flying service in Hawaii -- along the way he makes some friends, including a young Hawaiian girl and her father, romances Judy Hudson, and sings a few songs. (91 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
53.
Hidden Hawaii (1993 Documentary)
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Discovered by the Polynesians centuries ago, Hawaii has seen dramatic changes since its exploration by the Europeans. This documentary shows how the islands were formed and are still being formed to this day, plus their abundant wildlife. (34 mins.)
Director: Robert Hillmann
 
54.
Mister Roberts (1955)
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Comedy-drama about life on a not particularly important ship of the US Navy during WW2. (123 mins.)
 
55.
Cane Toads: An Unnatural History (1988 Documentary)
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A documentary detailing the spread of Hawaiian sugar-cane toads through Australia in a botched effort to introduce them as counter pests. (47 mins.)
Director: Mark Lewis
 
56.
The Perfect Snob (1941)
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Her mother (Greenwood) wants her to find wealth; her father (Ruggles) tells her to seek love. She (Bari) finds both in Hawaiian hunk (Wilde). (63 mins.)
Director: Ray McCarey
 
57.
Moonlight in Hawaii (1941)
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Pete Fleming and his quartet, which includes himself, Ollie Barrett, ""Simpson and "Beans" Smith, fail to make good on the radio... (60 mins.)
Director: Charles Lamont
 
58.
Step Into Liquid (2003 Documentary)
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Surfers and secret spots from around the world are profiled in this documentary. (87 mins.)
Director: Dana Brown
 
59.
Hawaiian Buckaroo (1938)
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Cowboys and cows amidst Hawaiian scenery and song. (58 mins.)
Director: Ray Taylor
 
60.
The Adventures of Smilin' Jack (1943)
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Just before World War II, the Chinese and American governments mount a joint operation to prevent the Germans and Japanese from taking over the strategic island of Mandon. (265 mins.)
 
61.
Garfield in Paradise (1986 Short Film)
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The Garfield gang is in Hawaii with a 1957 Chevy. (24 mins.)
Director: Phil Roman
 
62.
Goodbye Paradise (1991)
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(101 mins.)
 
63.
Miss Tatlock's Millions (1948)
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After the accidental death of an idiot heir, a stunt man is hired to impersonate him while the family... (101 mins.)
Director: Richard Haydn
 
64.
Soul Surfer (2011)
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Teenage surfer Bethany Hamilton overcomes the odds and her own fears of returning to the water after losing her left arm in a shark attack. (106 mins.)
Director: Sean McNamara
 
65.
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
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A dramatization of the Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor and the series of American blunders that allowed it to happen. (144 mins.)
 
66.
Pearl Harbor (2001)
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Pearl Harbor follows the story of two best friends, Rafe and Danny, and their love lives as they go off to join the war. (183 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
 
67.
Wings Over Honolulu (1937)
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A Navy pilot gets involved in a romantic triangle while stationed in Hawaii. (78 mins.)
Director: H.C. Potter
 
68.
Twilight for the Gods (1958)
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The sailing vessel Cannibal has a leaking hull. The captain (Rock Hudson) reluctantly changes course for Honolulu, where one passenger (Cyd Charisse) is wanted by the law. The water rising, everyone struggles against nature to survive. (120 mins.)
Director: Joseph Pevney
 
69.
I Sailed to Tahiti with an All Girl Crew (1968)
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'Generous' Josh belittles the sailing abilities of his friend Terry O'Brien, and Terry counters by betting Josh $20,000 that... (95 mins.)
Director: Richard L. Bare
 
70.
Tides of War (2005 TV Movie)
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In the cold, dark waters off North Korea a U.S. Navy fast attack submarine meets with a mysterious disaster... (95 mins.)
 
71.
Hard Ticket to Hawaii (1987)
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Two drug enforcement agents are killed on a private Hawaiian island. Donna and Taryn, two operatives for The Agency... (96 mins.)
Director: Andy Sidaris
 
72.
Goin' Coconuts (1978)
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(96 mins.)
Director: Howard Morris
 
73.
Johnny Unicron the Apocalypse Warrior (2005)
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In the post Apocalyptic future, few have survived and now live in anarchy on the island of Hawaii. In the midst of the turmoil a warrior is born... (85 mins.)
 
74.
Pineapple butai (1960)
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The story of the role played by Japanese-American soldiers from Hawaii in the Korean War of the 1950s. (97 mins.)
 
75.
Savage Beach (1989)
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Donna and Taryn are federal drug enforcement agents based in the Hawaiian isles. Upon the success of a drug bust... (92 mins.)
Director: Andy Sidaris
 
76.
L.E.T.H.A.L. Ladies: Return to Savage Beach (1998)
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A stolen computer disk contains the location of a hidden treasure trove. It's up to the sexy ladies... (98 mins.)
Director: Andy Sidaris
 
77.
Rescue from Gilligan's Island (1978 TV Movie)
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The castaways must try to readjust to life in civilization after they are rescued from the island. (95 mins.)
 
78.
Silk (1986)
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Silk, the toughest cop in Honolulu, busts small time smugglers only to reveal a larger syndicate smuggling... (84 mins.)
 
79.
Parent Trap: Hawaiian Honeymoon (1989 TV Movie)
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Inheriting a family resort in Hawaii, the Wyatts find it in such a run-down condition that they decide to sell it after trying to fix it up... (100 mins.)
Director: Mollie Miller
 
80.
Off the Lip (2004)
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A young woman's life falls apart while filming a surfing documentary. (87 mins.)
 
81.
Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding (2003 TV Movie)
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Mitch Buchannon didn't die in a boat explosion in the 10th season but has been recovering from amnesia in Los Angeles... (100 mins.)
 
82.
Up from the Depths (1979)
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A giant shark-like creature preys on a Hawaiian tourist community. (85 mins.)
 
83.
Aloha Summer (1988)
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It's the 60s and a bunch of crazy teenagers meet in the beautiful island of Hawaii during their summer holidays... (98 mins.)
 
84.
Aloha (2015)
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A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and reconnects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watch-dog assigned to him. (105 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
 
85.
Song of the Islands (1942)
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With his sidekick Rusty, Jeff Harper sails to paradisiacal tropical isle Ahmi-Oni to bargain on behalf... (76 mins.)
Director: Walter Lang