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Rainbow Island (1944)

Approved | | Musical | 5 September 1944 (USA)
Three merchant seamen fleeing the Japanese take refuge on a Pacific island, where they come across a doctor and his daughter who take care of the natives, a hostile tribe that wants to kill... See full summary »

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Toby Smith
Gil Lamb ...
Pete Jenkins
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Ken Masters
Forrest Orr ...
Dr. Curtis
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Queen Okalana
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High Priest Kahuna
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Adia Kuznetzoff ...
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Three merchant seamen fleeing the Japanese take refuge on a Pacific island, where they come across a doctor and his daughter who take care of the natives, a hostile tribe that wants to kill the sailors for trespassing on their sacred ground. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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PITY THE POOR CASTAWAYS ON THIS TROPICAL ISLE WITH LAMOUR (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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5 September 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Favorita dos Deuses  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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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 »

Soundtracks

We Have So Little Time
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Ted Koehler
Music by Burton Lane
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Question about Rainbow Island

I am working from a very vague and indistinct childhood memory of a film which I think is Rainbow Island, but cannot be certain. My most vivid memory of this film, which I recall as being in technicolor and having a large number of native-type people in it, is of a kind of idol which was worshipped by the natives and had a curious expression on its face - the most distinct feature being an underlip that stuck out. If I recall the scene correctly, the natives never looked at this idol, believing that it caused death. Eddie Bracken (if it was he), not knowing of this custom looked at the idol and found himself assuming the same expression of face, complete with protruding underlip. On seeing this, the natives began to worship him instead of the idol. Was I watching Rainbow Island? Or was it a different film altogether? Does anyone know?


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