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Bird of Paradise (1951)

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

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Andre Laurence
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The Akua
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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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Referenced in Mama's Family: Have It Mama's Way (1987) See more »

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The movie was not made on Oahu
10 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie was actually filmed in a remote spot on a private estate (my family's) on the Island of Hawaii. For verification note that the Chiefess is Violet Nathanial. She was a life long member of Haili Church in Hilo which is near where the film was made. Her daughter, well into her 80's and remembering few things always remembered the only line her mother had in the film: AHHHH.

Other members of the cast - local extras - were also from Haili Church and generally from the Brown family (Violet Nathanial was a Brown before she married)

The filming location is on a large estate outside of Hilo that remains, more than 50 years later, with the same family and has since been used for one of Hawaii 50 episodes.


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