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On an Island with You (1948)

Passed  -  Comedy | Musical | Romance  -  3 May 1948 (USA)
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While shooting on location in the South Pacific, a movie star is pursued by a handsome Naval officer who is convinced she is the girl for him.

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Lt. Lawrence Y. Kingslee
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Ricardo Montez
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Buckley
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Yvonne Torro
Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra
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Storyline

A young navy lieutenant is brought in as techninical adviser on a song-dance-and-swim film being made by screen star Rosalind Reynolds. Having once done a number with her - and been kissed at the end - at a Forces show, the young lad somehow believes she should be his girl. Her boyfriend - and fellow co-star - is just one of those disagreeing. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Also Known As:

Auf einer Insel mit Dir  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Cyd Charisse completed the bulk of this film (most impressively in two romantic dance duets with Ricardo Montalban), then broke her leg during the filming of the big ceremonial dance, where the corps de ballet is in island native makeup. A double completed her scenes (shot at full length), but the injury kept her out of her next scheduled film, Easter Parade (1948). That role, which would've advanced her to fourth billing, went to Ann Miller, making her MGM debut. See more »

Goofs

When Ricardo exits the plane into the water and runs to meet Roselynd, his pants go from being submerged in water to dry on land. See more »

Quotes

Rosalind Reynolds: [as he's carrying out at large crab that scared her] Ooh, keep it away from me!
Lt. Lawrence Y. Kingslee: Ms. Reynolds your a big girl now.
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Soundtracks

The Beauty Hula
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Johnny Noble and John Kameaaloha Almeida
Performed by the band and dancers when Buckley and Kingslee first arrive at the Hawaiian club
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Esther finally makes it as a pinup girl
27 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

The heck with the other critics on this movie. Esther gets into a Navy Airforce jacket and perches on a table for one of the most sexy pin-up poses of all time. Peter Lawford was adequate in an Esther Williams movie. Jimmy Durante was adequate in an Esther Williams movie. Ricardo Montalban was adequate in an Esther ... well, you get the idea. Cyd Charisse was more than adequate as a dancer and Ricardo fared much better when he danced with Cyd.

The colored tropical Island scenery is terrific. Xaviar Cugat is one creature that I will never understand. Guess I don't like Bongos. I have the video and play it over from time to time which is more than I can say for a great many of the MGM musicals. If Peter was upset because he just came off of "Good News" and resented playing in an Esther Williams movie, I have news for him .... he will be better remembered for "On An Island With You" than in "Good News". That one I have only played once.


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