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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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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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Auf einer Insel mit Dir  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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In an interview on TCM, Cyd Charisse stated that she neglected to warm up one day on set due to being late. Jumping from one level to another and on the third level she felt one of her knees completely rip and tear all the ligaments. See more »

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"Chita" the Chihuahua that Xavier Cugat gives to Jimmy is said to be a female dog but at frame 1:31:19 the dog's appendage can clearly be seen, proving it was a male dog. 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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You Gotta Start Off Each Day with a Song
(1944) (uncredited)
Written by Jimmy Durante
Performed by Jimmy Durante on vocals and piano
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Song-and-swimsuit musical torpedoed by creepy undermining...
11 June 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Musical-comedy vehicle for swimming star Esther Williams set in Hawaii. Peter Lawford has a rather hopeless role as a moony-eyed Lieutenant who becomes obsessed with Esther, playing a movie actress; she's already involved with her co-star (Ricardo Montalban) and is also busy sparring with her unloved movie-rival (Cyd Charisse, in a demeaning part as a girl nobody seems to want). In its day, probably a very acceptable piece of fluff, but in this age of celebrity stalkers, Lawford's intrusive, seemingly off-balanced fan is unintentionally creepy (at one point he even kidnaps Williams, but she stops him from being arrested). Only for die-hard MGM musical buffs, although Esther's swimming sequences are not on their usual grand scale here. *1/2 from ****


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