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Pagan Love Song (1950)

Approved | | Musical, Romance | 29 December 1950 (USA)
A man from Ohio inherits a coconut plantation and falls in love with a half-American, half-Tahitian beauty. Song-and-swim musical ensues in the tropical paradise.

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The bronzed and be-flowered Mimi, a half-American, half-Tahitian girl, was raised on the island but longs for the good old U.S. of A. "All my life's been one long vacation," she sighs, "and I'm bored." Luckily, Hap Endicott arrives on the scene. He's an Ohio schoolteacher who has come to manage his late uncle's coconut plantation. The two meet cute, and love and singing ensue. Includes songs at the drop of the hat, some terrific Tahitian dancing, and a lovely moment when a lovelorn Hap looks up and sees Mimi swimming gracefully among the clouds. Written by Ali Davis

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SOUTH SEAS TECHNICOLOR MUSICAL!

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Musical | Romance

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Release Date:

29 December 1950 (USA)  »

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Tahiti  »

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$1,906,265 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Three songs were cut after previews: "Why Is Love So Crazy (Reprise)" and "Sea of the Moon" (sung by Esther Williams, dubbed by Betty Wand) and "Music on the Water" (sung by Howard Keel). See more »

Goofs

When Howard Keel rides past the two natives in the small truck with the bath tub in the back. The first look is as he approaching the truck and the tub can be seen riding intact in the back of the truck. After he passes the truck the bath tub now looks in rough shape. And it now seems to be wobbling like it's missing a leg. And when the scene is viewed in slow motion. The tub come apart in mid-air. It didn't seem to have any reason to break yet. It hadn't hit the ground yet. See more »

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Referenced in Éden (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Etiquette
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Sung by Howard Keel and Tahitian children Charles Freund, Dione Leliani and Philip Costa.
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No plot at all - but pretty to look at.
27 August 1999 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

Someone seemed to have forgotten that a film needs a plot when they devised this piece of fluffy entertainment. Still the people are pretty, the setting even more pretty, and the fantasy sequence the prettiest of the lot. The songs are forgettable - but just turn the brain off and enjoy.


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