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The Tuttles of Tahiti (1942)

 -  Comedy  -  1 May 1942 (USA)
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After a long absense from the island, Chester Tuttle returns to Tahiti to find that little has changed. His large family, particularly his scheming Uncle Jonas, would rather dance and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jonas
Jon Hall ...
Chester
Peggy Drake ...
Tamara
Victor Francen ...
Dr. Blondin
Gene Reynolds ...
Ru
Florence Bates ...
Emily
Curt Bois ...
Jensen
Adeline De Walt Reynolds ...
Mama Ruau (as Adeline de Walt Reynolds)
...
Nat
Leonard Sues ...
Fana
Jody Gilbert ...
Effie
Tommy Cook ...
Riki
Jack Carr ...
Rapoti
Jimmy Ames ...
Manu
Ernie Adams ...
Paki
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After a long absense from the island, Chester Tuttle returns to Tahiti to find that little has changed. His large family, particularly his scheming Uncle Jonas, would rather dance and romance than earn a living. When Jonas loses the family plantation in a cockfight, Chester saves the day by towing in a large ship abandoned at sea and claiming the salvage. But opening a joint bank account in the name of the Tuttle clan may not have been a wise decision.... Written by Chris Stone <jstone@bellatlantic.net>

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tahiti | island | barbecue | luau | 1940s | See All (7) »

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Comedy

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1 May 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Vida Assim é Melhor  »

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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 13, 1944 with Charles Laughton reprising his film role. See more »

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Family Values, Island Style.
20 August 2003 | by (working in Movieland) – See all my reviews

I wanted to see this film because my grandfather acted in it. His name is James Spencer. I found this nostalgic look at the "Island Life" to be very satisfying. It clearly showed the very important polynesian element of "Family". Watching these many and talented actors work in their scenes was like watching real life. Quite a pleasure!


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