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With his sidekick Rusty, Jeff Harper sails to paradisiacal tropical isle Ahmi-Oni to bargain on behalf of his cattle baron father for land owned by transplanted Irishman Dennis O'Brien. But Jeff falls in love with O'Brien's daughter, Eileen, and even his father can't break them up after he arrives and himself falls under the spell of island splendor. Written by
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Down on Ami Ami Oni Oni Isle
Music by Harry Owens
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Played during the opening credits
Played and sung by the natives
Sung by Betty Grable (uncredited)
Danced to by Betty Grable and the natives
Reprised by the native girls
Played as background music often See more »
Apart from the fact that Victor Mature gets to act alongside of Thomas Mitchell, and the story is set in Hawaii, there is nothing to commend this film. Some of the Hawaiian characters are Americans made up to look Hawaiian. The characters are one-dimensional, and the story fails to engage the audience at any level.
I'm not a Betty Grable fan, but she does look good in a straw skirt, and she has a nice back.
The film is shot in beautiful Technicolor, but it is not a masterclass in colour grading.
I would advise Mature fans to stay away from this film as it comes nowhere near the quality of 'Samson and Delilah'.
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