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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 ...
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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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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Spoofed in Alona on the Sarong Seas (1942) See more »

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THE WHITE BLOSSOMS OF TAH-NI
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Music by Friedrich Hollaender (as Frederick Hollander)
Performed by Dorothy Lamour
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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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