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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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Yvonne Torro
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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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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

The audio track for Jimmy Durante's number "Start Off Each Day with a Song" was lifted from a deleted number from Ziegfeld Follies (1945) also featuring Durante. See more »

Goofs

Buckley stops in the island 'jungle' to look at a Toucan, but the island is supposedly in the South Pacific and Toucans are only found in the rain forests of South and Central America. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Lawrence Y. Kingslee: Rosalind don't you think it's about time you quit being an actress and start being a woman!
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The Dog Song
(1948) (uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Edward Heyman
Performed by Xavier Cugat and Betty Reilly accompanied by Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra
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Charming cast and beautiful setting make for a gem of movie.
3 May 2002 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Esther Williams fans will love this extremely enjoyable film. Williams plays a hollywood star engaged to her handsome co-star (Montalban) who are making a movie of their own. On set is the lovesick technical advisor (Lawford) who has been in love with her ever since they first met. Only problem is she can't remember him. So he takes her to an island to make she she does, and well you get the picture.

Williams and Lawford are wonderful together and matching them are Ricardo Montalban and Cyd Charisse especially during their beautiful dance numbers. They toss in Jimmy Durante for guarenteed laughs to make the cast even better.Its vibrant colors and very attracive stars make it lovely to look at, but the story is very sweet too. If you love happy and romantic musicals you'll love this one. And of course we get to see Esther doing what she does best in the very nice water sequences.

Side Note: Who wouldn't want to be on an island with Peter Lawford.


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