5.6/10
106
5 user 1 critic

Land of Fury (1954)

The Seekers (original title)
In 1821,among the first British sailors to set foot on New Zealand, Phillip Wayne befriends a Maori tribe's chief, marries in England and returns to New Zealand with a small group of followers to settle.

Director:

Writers:

, (novel)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Shotgun (1955)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When vengeful Ben Thompson ambushes and kills Marshal Mark Fletcher with a shotgun Deputy Marshal Clay Hardin pursues the Thompson gang.

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: Sterling Hayden, Yvonne De Carlo, Zachary Scott
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

With no law within 200 miles horse rancher Jeremy Rodak runs his spread with an iron hand and deals with rustlers even more ruthlessly.

Director: Robert Wise
Stars: James Cagney, Don Dubbins, Stephen McNally
Comedy | Music | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In 1876, in Colorado, the Tomahawk and Western Railroad is expanding through the Rockies but some stagecoach operators,fearing a loss of revenue, plan to sabotage the railroad.

Director: Richard Sale
Stars: Dan Dailey, Anne Baxter, Rory Calhoun
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The marriage of rubber-plantation owner Jim Frazer and his wife, Liz, which has survived many disasters, including years in a Japanese internment camp, is at a breaking point. Under ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Annakin
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Jack Hawkins, Anthony Steel
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The story of a wild black stallion and the cowboys who set out to capture him.

Director: Jesse Hibbs
Stars: Joel McCrea, Mari Blanchard, Race Gentry
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Pirate wreckers ravage a small seaside community while the ineffectual local squire tries to discourage his son's romance with a smuggler's pretty daughter.

Director: John Gilling
Stars: Peter Cushing, John Fraser, Bernard Lee
Adventure | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In 1854, Mississippi riverboat honest card gambler Mark Fallon wins young Laurent Dureau's diamond necklace family heirloom which, in the end, will bring him happiness and tragedy alike.

Director: Rudolph Maté
Stars: Tyrone Power, Piper Laurie, Julie Adams
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

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: Muriel Box
Stars: Glynis Johns, Robert Newton, Donald Sinden
Shalako (1968)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A fairly standard Louis Lamour western. Shalako, the hunter and tracker has to save a party of European hunters who are in danger from an Indian uprising.

Director: Edward Dmytryk
Stars: Sean Connery, Brigitte Bardot, Stephen Boyd
Drama | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In Australia's Outback during the early 20th century the impoverished Carmody family lives a nomadic life out of their wagon but the mom and son want to settle while the dad is against it.

Director: Fred Zinnemann
Stars: Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, Peter Ustinov
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Marcel Varnel
Stars: Tom Walls, Glynis Johns, Jeanne De Casalis
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Frank "women in prison" story that sympathetically tracks several inmates through their imprisonment and subsequent return to society. Some are successfully rehabilitated; some are not.

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Glynis Johns, Diana Dors, John Gregson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Phillip Wayne
...
Marion Southey
...
Paddy Clarke
Inia Te Wiata ...
Hongi Tepe
...
Peter Wishart
Laya Raki ...
Moana
Patrick Warbrick ...
Awarua
Tony Erstich ...
Bangiruru
Eddie Baker ...
Toroa
Maharaia Winiata ...
Hongi Tepe's Father
Thomas Heathcote ...
Sgt. Paul
Norman Mitchell ...
Grayson
James Copeland ...
Mackay
Francis De Wolff ...
Capt. Bryce
Henry Gilbert ...
Aspiti Tohunga
Edit

Storyline

In 1821,British seaman Phillip Wayne sets foot on New Zealand where he befriends a Maori tribe and their chief,Hongi Tepe.The chief takes a liking to Wayne and invites him to come back to settle.On his return to England, Wayne's captain asks him to bring ashore a chest full of silk,possibly without being detected by the Customs agents.When Customs agents stop Wayne and search his chest they discover beneath the silks two shrunken heads of Maori warriors.Wayne realizes too late that his captain is involved in trafficking native shrunken heads that can fetch high prices on the illegal market in England.Arrested and condemned for the smuggling of this type of illegal artifact Wayne is banned from working as a seaman and he is fined. At this stage Wayne decides to marry his fiancée Marion and to return to New Zealand to settle there.He brings with him a handful of settlers but coexistence with the savage,cannibal,warlike Maori won't be easy. Written by nufs68

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Actually filmed in New Zealand. See more »


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

24 June 1954 (New Zealand)  »

Also Known As:

Land of Fury  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Color:

(Eastman Colour)| (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Christening Chant
(uncredited)
Music by William Alwyn
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

My brief review of the film
19 August 2005 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

There are some nice locations in this film that are captured in strikingly vibrant colour with effective camera movement and angles. It is, however, not a very well written film, with a dull romance, stereotype characters and some unwelcoming ideas about colonisation. The visual side of the film keeps it moderately engaging, with good costumes and sets, and a few extra sparks are added in by Kenneth Williams, in an early pre-Carry On role. It becomes sillier and lamer as the film progresses, and some of the music choices are awfully unfitting, but the film does still have a small share of virtues nevertheless.


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Land of Fury (1954) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?