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The Girls of Pleasure Island (1953)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 1 April 1953 (USA)
In the spring of 1945, World War II is coming to a close. Roger Halyard, a dignified, strait-laced Englishmen, lives on a South Sea atoll with his three daughters, Gloria, Hester and Violet... See full summary »

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Roger Halyard
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Lt. Jimmy Gilmartin
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Capt. Beaton
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Thelma
Dorothy Bromiley ...
Gloria Halyard
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Hester Halyard
Joan Elan ...
Violet Halyard
Peter Baldwin ...
Pvt. Henry Smith
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Col. Reade
Barry Bernard ...
Wilkinson
Arthur Gould-Porter ...
Rev. Bates
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In the spring of 1945, World War II is coming to a close. Roger Halyard, a dignified, strait-laced Englishmen, lives on a South Sea atoll with his three daughters, Gloria, Hester and Violet, along with the housekeeper, Thelma, who has raised the girls since childhood. Other than their father, the girls have never seen another man. Halyard is informed that 1500 U.S. Marines will soon arrive to establish an air base on the island. Halyard is rather apprehensive over the prospect of his daughters, who have never met another man, being thrown together with 1500 Marines who haven't seen a woman in months. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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3 flickor och 1500 sjömän  »

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Director F. Hugh Herbert started the film, but fell ill and was replaced by Alvin Ganzer. See more »

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exotic south sea island story
8 October 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Saw this when it first came out in 1953 and had teenage crush on Audrey Dalton ever since ! Predictable plot line, but good acting from Leo Genn, sort of like " South Pacific " without the music. Leo spent a lot of his time advising that affairs with the army boys would only lead to heartbreak when the war ended and they all left. A total fairy tale of course, the army engineers had nothing to do except flirt with the girls ( Audreys sisters ). I liked that it was on an actual location ( guessing Hawaii ) and it seemed SO exotic for a lad from freezing Scotland in the context of the period and I saw it a total of four times... the last time in 1955, so this " critique " is from the dim and distant past. I believe audrey is still with us, but sadly, not Leo who was a fine actor indeed


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