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The Beachcomber (1954)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 10 August 1954 (UK)
Mr. Gray is the new Resident in Charge of the Welcome Islands in the Indian Ocean. The Islands are full of life, but the only other Europeans are the "sanctimonious, psalm-singing" ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Martha Jones
Edward 'Honorable Ted' Wilson
Ewart Gray
Paul Rogers ...
Rev. Owen Jones
Walter Crisham ...
The Headman
Auric Lorand ...
Alfred - Major Domo
Tony Quinn ...
Ship Captain
Ah Chong Choy ...
Wang - the Barkeep
Headman's Son
Jeanne Roland ...
Amao (as Jean Rollins)
Lizabeth Rollins ...
Girl at Maputiti
Michael Mellinger ...
Medical Orderly


Mr. Gray is the new Resident in Charge of the Welcome Islands in the Indian Ocean. The Islands are full of life, but the only other Europeans are the "sanctimonious, psalm-singing" brother-sister missionary team of Martha and Owen Jordans, and the Honourable Ted - a hard-drinking, womanizing social outcast whose English family pays him to stay away. Martha and Ted become an unlikely team when cholera threatens the islands and they must do their best to stop its spread. Written by A.L.Beneteau <albl@inforamp.net>

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Release Date:

10 August 1954 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Le vagabond des îles  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Remake of The Beachcomber (1938) See more »


All Things Bright and Beautiful
Music by William H. Monk and lyrics by Cecil F. Alexander
Performed by Martha Jones and the children
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Newton and Glynis Johns
12 December 2000 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

Ah, unlikely romance. The perky Glynis Johns plays the sister of a rather sanctimonious missionary in the islands while the Honourable Ted, Newton, is the beachcomber. He gets drunk and destructive and is sent off to a penal island and teams up with Glynis Johns to fight a cholera outbreak. Romance blooms and the perky albeit up-tight missionary links up with the good-hearted beachcomber with a great happy ending. The team of cute, pert and perky Glynis Johns (memorable from her roles in No Highway in the Sky, The Sundowners and others) and Newton (Long John Silver), the compleat epitome of piratedom is great. Sadly, no video available but catch it as I did, on the late show. You won't regret it.

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