Three good men - a broken boxer, an American veteran trying to win back his mother-dominated wife, and an air force sergeant married to a faithless actress - are corrupted by Miles ... See full summary »
An airplane crashes in an uncharted Pacific island, south of Tahiti. Three men survive, and one gets in love with a beautiful native girl. She is the the daughter of the tribe's leader, who may inherit the throne after the tragic death of her brother, and she is as savage as her pet leopard. The other men prefer to think about how to rob the tribe's gold treasure.
A young girl's parents are killed on a tropical island, and the girl is raised and protected by the jungle animals. When she is found, as a grown woman, she is taken back to the United ... See full summary »
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 »
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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