MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 14,575 this week

Love Island (1952)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  15 March 1953 (USA)
3.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.2/10 from 44 users  
Reviews: 4 user

US-Navy pilot Lt. Richard Tabor crash-lands on a south Pacific isle called Love Island in English. Richard befriends the Balinese beauty Sarna. The bad and jealous Jaraka doesn't like their... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at Internet Archive

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 1813 titles
created 29 May 2012
 
a list of 50 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 50 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 615 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 50 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Love Island" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Love Island (1952)

Love Island (1952) on IMDb 3.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Love Island.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The inhabitants of Ganymede need to find mates from another world or they will become extinct. They soon discover a suitable breeding stock amongst the females of planet Earth.

Director: John Gilling
Stars: John Saxon, Maurice Denham, Patricia Haines
Comedy | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A wartime cottage on a Scottish estate becomes a focus of attention when not only the new tenant but a London evacuee and a downed fighter pilot all move in. The interest may not be ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Asquith
Stars: Leslie Banks, Alastair Sim, Jeanne De Casalis
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A native girl falls for a visitor to her island, but she's chosen to be sacrificed to the volcano god.

Director: King Vidor
Stars: Dolores del Rio, Joel McCrea, John Halliday
Abilene Town (1946)
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Sheriff tries to stop homesteader conflicts in the West after the Civil War.

Director: Edwin L. Marin
Stars: Randolph Scott, Ann Dvorak, Edgar Buchanan
Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Stanley Windrush has to interrupt his university education when he is called up towards the end of the war. He quickly proves himself not to be officer material. This leads him to meets up ... See full summary »

Director: John Boulting
Stars: Dennis Price, Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

With the Civil War about to begin, Southern saboteurs attack frontier railroad construction.

Director: Ray Nazarro
Stars: Sterling Hayden, Eve Miller, Barton MacLane
Hondo (1953)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Army despatch rider Hondo Lane discovers a woman and her son living in the midst of warring Apaches, and he becomes their protector.

Director: John Farrow
Stars: John Wayne, Geraldine Page, Ward Bond
Radiance (1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

With the death of their mother, two sisters (Nona and Cressy) return to their childhood home in Northern Australia where their third sister, Mae, lived looking after their mother. The ... See full summary »

Director: Rachel Perkins
Stars: Rachel Maza, Deborah Mailman, Patricia Morton-Thomas
Noodle (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

At thirty-seven, Miri is a twice-widowed, El Al flight attendant. Her well-regulated existence is suddenly turned upside down by an abandoned Chinese boy whose migrant-worker mother has ... See full summary »

Director: Ayelet Menahemi
Stars: Mili Avital, BaoQi Chen, Alon Aboutboul
Shirley (TV Movie 2011)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In 1938 mixed race baby Shirley Bassey,her mother and eight siblings are living in a poor area of Cardiff after her father is imprisoned for sexual offences. The teen-aged Shirley will help... See full summary »

Director: Colin Teague
Stars: Ruth Negga, Lesley Sharp, Babou Ceesay
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A small comedy drama about the life and sex adventures of an amorous window cleaner, in the hip and swingin' London of the 60's... See full synopsis »

Director: Christopher Morahan
Stars: Victor Henry, Susan George, Jack Shepherd
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Three young Cockneys take a day off work to meet a foreign movie star at Heathrow airport. She joins them and their taxi driver while she collects some typically British hats. The main rule... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Hayers
Stars: Joe Brown, Sophie Hardy, Sidney James
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Paul Valentine ...
Lt. Richard Taber
...
Sarna
Malcolm Lee Beggs ...
Uraka, Sarna's suitor
Frank McNellis ...
Aryuna, Sarna's father
Dean Norton ...
Tamor, Sarna's friend
Kathryn Chang ...
Klepon
Bruno Wick ...
Ninga
Richard W. Shankland ...
Fumanku, high priest
Howard Blaine ...
Capt. Blake
Vicki Marsden ...
Stewardess
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
André Baruch ...
Narrator (voice)
Edit

Storyline

US-Navy pilot Lt. Richard Tabor crash-lands on a south Pacific isle called Love Island in English. Richard befriends the Balinese beauty Sarna. The bad and jealous Jaraka doesn't like their friendship, so he has Sarna's father Aryuna arrested on a vague charge. Jaraka tells Aryuna that he only will be released when his daughter marries him. Written by Robert

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

island | public domain | See All (2) »

Taglines:

Tropical Thunderbolt of Romance See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 March 1953 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

(Cinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features Legong: Dance of the Virgins (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Love at First Sight
Written by Jerry Bragin
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Sleep of the Virgins
8 April 2005 | by (Virginia Beach) – See all my reviews

I have the most amazing luck. My movies-to-watch stack is a couple hundred high, many of them mysteries to me. I chose two at random to watch tonight, this one and "Legong: Dance of the Virgins."

As it turns out, both are based in Bali. This movie has three settings: a few beach scenes, clearly shot in California; some really cheesy studio sets, and inserts taken from "Legong." The selections from "Legong" must have been a real trial to find footage without any topless women. And where the 1935 original is in glorious color, this presents it in black and white.

I'm a real critic of "Mystery Science" nags when applied to science fiction movies because the nature of the genre demands suspension of disbelief. But this project enters a world that actually exists, and climaxes in perhaps the most amateurish, even buffoonish fight ever filmed. Truly dreadful.

Eva Gabor, still with Hungarian accent, plays the Balinese beauty in a "me Jane" sort of movie English usually reserved for Native Americans. She's not appealing.

Ted's Evaluation -- 1 of 3: You can find something better to do with this part of your life.


12 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Love Island (1952) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?