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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Tanoa
Lynne Overman ...
Corky
Phillip Reed ...
Revo (as Philip Reed)
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Kari (as Katherine deMille)
Fritz Leiber ...
High Priest
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Nea
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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
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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 December 1941 (UK)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)|

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1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929-49, 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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Boring sarong epic shot on backlot with special effects finale

This is a very boring sarong epic, shot not on location, but entirely on back and interior lots. Jon Hall is the native boy who goes away to be educated, returning to petulant Dorothy Lamour. Sort of a poor man's Bird of Paradise. The unremarkable cinematography was nommed for an Oscar but it's the Special Effects that deserved the film's second nod. After being totally bored for the playing time, a volcano and earthquake come along at the finale to set the plot right and wake us up. Very tedious stuff. Tune in if you are a fan of the stars. Otherwise only for insomniacs as a cure.


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