Life is strange and worrying for a cadet who arrives in the Pacific in the colonial service. And the testy resident commissioner, who had been expecting an experienced man, soon shows his disapproval.

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Arthur Grimble
Susan Stephen ...
Olivia Grimble
Felix Felton ...
Uncle
Peter Bathurst ...
Uncle
Clifford Buckton ...
Uncle
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Resident Commissioner
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District Officer
Inia Te Wiata ...
Tauvela
Henrietta Godinet ...
Lama his wife
Ollie Crichton ...
Taloa his son
Hans Kruse ...
Kitiona his son
Moira Walker ...
Voice-of-the-Tide his daughter (as Moira Macdonald)
Rosie Leavasa ...
Sea-Wind his daughter
Sani ...
King's-Bundle-of-Mats his daughter
Fiti ...
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Life is strange and worrying for a cadet who arrives in the Pacific in the colonial service. And the testy resident commissioner, who had been expecting an experienced man, soon shows his disapproval.

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Movie filmed in Western Samoa but based in the Gilbert Islands. See more »

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Rule Britannia
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Music by Thomas Augustine Arne and lyrics by James Thomson
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A slice of colonial life
16 March 2016 | by (london) – See all my reviews

There seem to have been a plethora of films set in the South Seas during the 1950s.Possibly to relieve audiences of the gloom they felt in austerity Britain.Also this would be the last decade when audiences were unable to visit these locations themselves.This film revolves around a young colonial officer and his wife in a south Pacific colony.Rather strange timing for the film when Britain was getting rid of its colonies at a rate of knots.Denham Elliott plays the young officer who is not quite what District Commissioner had expected.Elliott goes with his wife to a remote island.He decides that he will meet every challenge head on.This includes being tattooed and helping to catch a rogue shark.At times it reminds one of Sanders Of The River it is that old fashioned.Beautiful scenery but story is out dated.


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