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Song of the Islands (1942)

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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... See full summary »

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Jefferson Harper
Jack Oakie ...
Rusty Smith
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Dennis O'Brien
George Barbier ...
Harper
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Palola's Father
Hilo Hattie ...
Palola
Harry Owens ...
Harry Owens
Lillian Porter ...
Palola's Cousin
Hal K. Dawson ...
John Rodney
Harry Owens and His Royal Hawaiians ...
(as Harry Owens' Royal Hawaiians)
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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 Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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13 March 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Canção do Havaí  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Linda Darnell was cast in the female lead in August 1940. See more »

Quotes

Jeff Harper Jr.: If you see me in the moonlight, you better yell aloha and start running.
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Connections

Referenced in It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Down on Ami Ami Oni Oni Isle
(1942)
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
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Betty Grable In A Grass Skirt
27 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

Great 1940s World War II Pacific island fantasy movie. The colors are so bright they almost can't be real. Victor Mature and Jack Oakie head to an island where Betty Grable lives in tropic splendor with her father (Thomas Mitchell - Gerald O'Hara from "Gone With The Wind", same Irish accent too by the way...). The music is just fantastic, Harry Owens and his orchestra are incredible, the classic Hula Comedienne Hilo Hattie is on hand as Palola to provide comic relief in her attempts to land Jack Oakie (Jack is afraid of Palola's Cannibal uncle however...). Gloriously non-politically correct in the way that only classic movies can be. Betty Grable in a grass skirt, (wow!) no wonder all the G. I. s you speak to from that time were crazy about her!


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