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Aloma of the South Seas (1941)

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A young South Seas native boy is sent to the U.S. for his education, but he returns to his island after his father dies to try to stop a revolution.

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Complete credited cast:
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Aloma
Jon Hall ...
Tanoa
Lynne Overman ...
Corky
Phillip Reed ...
Revo
Katherine DeMille ...
Kari
Fritz Leiber ...
High Priest
Dona Drake ...
Nea
Esther Dale ...
Tarusa
Pedro de Cordoba ...
Raaiti
John Barclay ...
Ikali
Norma Gene Nelson ...
Aloma - as a child (as Norma Jean Nelson)
Evelyn Del Rio ...
Nea, as a child
Scotty Beckett ...
Tanoa, as a child
William Roy ...
Revo as a child (as Billy Roy)
Noble Johnson ...
Moukali
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A young South Seas native boy is sent to the U.S. for his education, returns to his island after his father dies to try to stop a revolution. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Pagan love - in an exotic, exciting tropic paradise!

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22 May 1942 (Portugal)  »

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A Virgem Prometida  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)|

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Referenced in Aloha Hooey (1942) See more »

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Rhythm of the Waves
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Written by Sam Koki and Daniel Kalauawa Stewart
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Hall & Lamour Back In The South Seas, AGAIN!!!
30 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

PARAMOUNT followed up box-office success TYPHOON (1940) with a remake of ALOMA OF THE SOUTH SEAS (1926). Jon Hall (TANOA) replacing Robert Preston as the male lead with Dorothy Lamour (ALOMA) as his romantic South-Seas interest (again). Lynne Overman (CORKY) is along for the ride as the older male-mentor and for comedy relief.

THE NUTS; TANOA is prepared for Kingship of his tropical paradise by being sent too the U.S.A. to learn Western knowledge with CORKY as chaperon. ALOMA in his absence is being groomed as future consort and Queen. Childhood friend/rival REVO (Phillip Reed) now is more interested in ALOMA then KARI (Katherine DeMille) who loves him. This creates a complicated love QUADRANGLE! It is resolved, unfortunately for two (2) of them not very happily. Then again Murder and Volcanic eruptions are not really the way to solve such problems.

Like THE HURRICANE (1937) and TYPHOON (1940) this film ends with the BIG DISASTER. It is not in there league. Though with Gordon Jennings at the helm of the SFX for PARAMOUNT you get your money's worth, though it only lasts about six (6) minutes. Being in TechniColor it is most impressive. SFX shots were very difficult composites with the Three (3) Strip TechniColor film stock. This is WAY before digital com-positing created seamless effects. Only a master like Jennings can make it credible, he knew the limitations of the time so they had to be over the top and startling, exceeding expectations. The eruption later found itself into other films including WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE (1951) and ATLANTIS THE LOST CONTINENT (1961).

Unfortunately it is not possible to judge the film against its silent (1926) predecessor. PARAMOUNT being particularly lax in the preservation of its film library and history. Unfortunately UNIVERSAL the current owner of its library is just as indifferent. No doubt hoping all will rot away so they can just use them for a tax write-off for decades of projected loss income. A typical short-term solution by 'Big Business'.


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