MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 9,464 this week

The Beachcomber (1954)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  10 August 1954 (UK)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 165 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 1 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

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

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: February

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in February.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1166 titles
created 13 Aug 2011
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 5018 titles
created 12 Oct 2012
 
a list of 1691 titles
created 02 Apr 2013
 
list image
a list of 707 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Beachcomber" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Beachcomber (1954)

The Beachcomber (1954) on IMDb 6.4/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Beachcomber.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In the Dutch islands, the sister of a pious missionary attempts to reform a womanizing, drunken beach bum.

Director: Erich Pommer
Stars: Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, Robert Newton
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Loosely inspired from Gauguin's life, the story of Charles Strickland, a middle-aged stockbrocker who abandons his middle-classed life, his family, his duties to start painting, what he has... See full summary »

Director: Albert Lewin
Stars: George Sanders, Herbert Marshall, Doris Dudley
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A self-righteous missionary man seeks to save the soul of a former prostitute.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt
Stars: Rita Hayworth, José Ferrer, Aldo Ray
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A medical student becomes obsessed with his faithless lover.

Directors: Ken Hughes, Henry Hathaway, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Kim Novak, Laurence Harvey, Robert Morley
Quartet (1948)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Four of Somerset Maugham's short stories are brought to the screen with each introduced by the author himself. In the first story, The Facts of Life, a young man with great potential on the... See full summary »

Directors: Ken Annakin, Arthur Crabtree, and 2 more credits »
Stars: W. Somerset Maugham, Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne
Crime | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Clive Riordan plans a devilish revenge against his wife's lover.

Director: Edward Dmytryk
Stars: Robert Newton, Sally Gray, Phil Brown
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In the 1920's Ireland, IRA members are being lead by the war mongering Dr. Sean Lenihan, as they fight oppressive British forces.

Director: Michael Anderson
Stars: James Cagney, Don Murray, Dana Wynter
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Virgil Renchler owns most of the town providing a thriving economy. When his men go to far and kill one of his migrant workmen, the sheriff goes after him even if it means his job and everyone else's.

Director: Jack Arnold
Stars: Jeff Chandler, Orson Welles, Colleen Miller
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Stevenson, a British soldier fluent in Rumanian and German, goes undercover to sabotage a German poison-gas factory. He turns himself into Jan Tartu, a member of the Rumanian Iron Guard. ... See full summary »

Director: Harold S. Bucquet
Stars: Robert Donat, Valerie Hobson, Walter Rilla
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Bertrand is an accountant employed by a large London firm. When he uncovers an accounting error, his employer is so thirlled that he send he, and his new wife, to Monte Carlo. The trip, however, is not completely as it seems...

Director: Ken Annakin
Stars: Glynis Johns, Rossano Brazzi, Robert Morley
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The trouble with Josephine is that her ever-loving and over-sympathetic nature leads her to switch from needful men to even more needful men...

Director: Roy Boulting
Stars: Glynis Johns, Jack Buchanan, Donald Sinden
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A group of travellers, all with something to hide in their past, take shelter from a storm in an old inn. The inn-keeper seems a little mysterious...

Directors: Basil Dearden, Alberto Cavalcanti
Stars: Mervyn Johns, Glynis Johns, Tom Walls
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The world's most famous South Sea Adventure See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 August 1954 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Le vagabond des îles  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Remake of The Beachcomber (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside
(uncredited)
Written by John Glover Kind
Sung by 'Honourable Ted'
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Beachcomber (1954) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?