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Fair Wind to Java (1953)

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The Dutch East Indies, at the end of the nineteenth century. An adventurous captain of an American merchant vessel is looking for a sunken Dutch vessel containing 10,000 precious diamonds. ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Capt. Boll
Vera Ralston ...
Kim Kim
Robert Douglas ...
Saint Ebenezer / Pulo Besar
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O'Brien
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Flint
Buddy Baer ...
King
Claude Jarman Jr. ...
Chess
Grant Withers ...
Jason Blue
Howard Petrie ...
Reeder
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Wilson
William Murphy ...
Ahab
Sujata Rubener ...
Dancer (as Sujata)
Philip Ahn ...
Gusti
Stephen Bekassy ...
Lieutenant
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Pidada
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The Dutch East Indies, at the end of the nineteenth century. An adventurous captain of an American merchant vessel is looking for a sunken Dutch vessel containing 10,000 precious diamonds. Unfortunately, he's not the only one and then there's also that volcano on the nearby island of Krakatau, waiting to explode in its historical, disastrous eruption... Written by Homme A. Piest <piest@pobox.leidenuniv.nl>

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ADVENTURE...SPECTACLE...SAVAGE LOVE! (original print ad - all caps)


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28 April 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Rebell von Java  »

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$1,250,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound System)

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(Trucolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Actor Claude Jarman, Jr. made the picture on his summer vacation from college. He is quoted in "Growing Up On The Set" by T. and J. Goldrup as saying it was one of the worst pictures ever made. He became friends with Fred MacMurray who would occasionally shake his head and ask "Why am I in this movie?". See more »

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Bound for the Open Sea
(uncredited)
based on "The Rio Grande"
Traditional
Lyrics by Jerry Roberts
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ACTION AND ADVENTURE IN THE DUTCH EAST INDIES
4 December 2000 | by (NY,NY) – See all my reviews

A thrilling action adventure story is the scenario for "Fair Wind To Java." There is fighting among pirates and good guys, a graphic flogging of a beautiful slave girl and a massive eruption of a volcano, all in brilliant color. Although it's the usual good guys vs. bad guys genre, the story line is good and action abounds everywhere as the good and the bad search for a fortune in diamonds. Good performances by MacMurray, Ralston and Douglas.


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