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On an Island with You (1948)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 3 May 1948 (USA)
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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Ricardo Montez
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Buckley
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Yvonne Torro
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Commander Harrison
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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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A Shapely Lovely...plus a tropic moon..can DO things to you, Mister! See more »


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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This film was first telecast in Philadelphia Saturday 21 September 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), followed by New York City 8 May 1958 on WCBS (Channel 2), Los Angeles 15 May 1958 on KTTV (Channel 11), and San Francisco 16 January 1960 on KGO (Channel 7). At this time, color broadcasting was in its infancy, limited to only a small number of high rated programs, primarily on NBC and NBC affiliated stations, so these film showings were all still in B&W. Viewers were not offered the opportunity to see these films in their original Technicolor until several years later. See more »

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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

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, you're a big girl now.
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I Know Darn Well I Can Do Without Broadway
(1929) (uncredited)
(aka "I Can Do Without Broadway")
Written by Jimmy Durante
Performed by Jimmy Durante accompanied by Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra
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Paradise Island
21 September 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

"On an Island with You" offers, as Neil Doyle has already remarked on this forum, escapist entertainment to warm any fan of this genre with the magnificent colors and the music in the film. MGM was the studio that excelled in this type of movies and this Esther Williams vehicle offers a lot of fun. Although predictable, it offers the viewer a nice time at the movies.

Directed by Richard Thorpe, the movie takes us to a movie location where a film is being shot. The gorgeous Rosalind Reynolds is the star that combines acting with water ballet and incidental singing and dancing. Rosalind is attracted to a Navy Lieutenant that is serving as technical adviser to the movie. Larry Kingsley, in turn, seems to have fallen head over heels with the beautiful Rosalind.

Esther Williams looks ravishingly beautiful in her water scenes as well as in her scenes with Peter Lawford, who plays Larry. Ricardo Montalban and Cyd Charisse play roles in the film and they become involved with one another with the blessing of her mother in a funny scene at the end of the picture.

The great Jimmy Durante almost steals the film from its stars. As Jimmy Doyle, the assistant to the director, he plays a key part in the movie and makes it his own. Xavier Cugat and his orchestra are also seen in the picture.

"On an Island with You" will not disappoint.


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