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Bird of Paradise (1951)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Romance  |  14 March 1951 (USA)
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Island princess falls for a visiting Frenchman, but her people are against it.

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Kalua
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Andre Laurence
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The Akua
Maurice Schwartz ...
The Kahuna
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The Trader
Prince Leilani ...
Chief (as Prince Lei Lani)
Otto Waldis ...
Skipper
Alfred Zeisler ...
Van Hook
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Andre Laurence accompanies his college roommate, Tenga, back to Tenga's Polynesian island home. There, Andre, assumes the native life and, after many trials with the native customs and their suspicions, marries his friend's sister, Kalua. Their marriage is barren of children. A final blow to Andre comes with the eruption of a volcano and island's holy man, The Kahuna, decides that the volcano can only be appeased with the sacrifice of Kalua. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 31, 1951 with Debra Paget, Louis Jourdan and Jeff Chandler reprising their film roles. See more »

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Bird of Paradise
1 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I, too, saw this many years ago. I actually have a few years on you, Yoshiyuki, as I'm 57. I saw it around 1960, maybe a little before. I've been looking for it for YEARS, too, but somewhere along the line I got confused and thought the name was "Isle of Paradise", so thanks to you, I've gotten straight on that! I hope we both have luck in finding it soon. I don't believe I've ever seen the earlier version, from 1932. Another movie I'm looking for is The Crowd Roars, starring Robert Taylor. A bit older movie from the late 1930s. These 2 movies are my favorites from long ago and it would mean SO MUCH to find them. I have such fond memories of both these films.


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