MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 32,847 this week

Drums of Tahiti (1954)

Approved  |   |  Adventure  |  23 April 1954 (USA)
5.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.0/10 from 76 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 1 critic

An American living in 19th-century Tahiti gets involved in intrigue against the French colonial government.

Director:

Writers:

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

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 9999 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 5095 titles
created 12 Oct 2012
 
a list of 4468 titles
created 15 Jan 2013
 
a list of 5796 titles
created 9 months ago
 
list image
a list of 99 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Drums of Tahiti" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Drums of Tahiti (1954)

Drums of Tahiti (1954) on IMDb 5/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Drums of Tahiti.
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dennis O'Keefe ...
Mike Macklin
...
Wanda Spence
Francis L. Sullivan ...
Commissioner Pierre Duvois
George Keymas ...
Angelo
...
Mawaii
Cicely Browne ...
Gay Knight
Raymond Lawrence ...
Shoreham
Edit

Storyline

In 1877, Tahiti secretly plans to revolt against France, aided by British gun-runners who are no match for police commissioner Duvois. Now, prosperous American Mike Macklin is persuaded by Queen Pomare to help. As an excuse for sailing to San Francisco, he must enlist a "wife" of convenience; enter gold-digging showgirl Wanda Spence. Will Mike tame her or ignore her in favor of inauthentic dancer Mawaii? A hurricane's brewing, the natives are restless...and so is the volcano! Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Elements Engulf You in 3-D See more »

Genres:

Adventure

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 April 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Intrigues sous les tropiques  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story (2007) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Exciting romance about the attempt of the Queen of Tahiti to liberate her islands from the French.
7 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a delightful little adventure/romance which could just as easily have fit Bogie and Bacall, though I doubt if they could have done better than O'Keefe and Medina. O'Keefe is great as the tough American merchant in Tahiti who turns out to be a sucker for the underdog, and joins Queen Pomare's attempt to import guns from San Francisco in order to start a revolution against the French. In order to allay the French Commissioner's suspicions, he states that he is only going to Frisco to get married, but the Commissioner unexpectedly decides to accompany him, in order to be best man at his wedding. The shenanigans that occur as O'Keefe tries to find a woman to play the part of his intended bride while he is secretly obtaining guns, and the love/hate relationship that develops between he and Medina. under the watchful eye of the suspicious Commissioner are delightful, and Francis L. Sullivan deserves a lot of credit for his performance as the lovable but shrewd Commissioner, as well. Very entertaining!


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
3-D Screening on August 19, 2010 in New York City dcornella
Discuss Drums of Tahiti (1954) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?