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Writers:
Lee Robinson (story) and
Chips Rafferty (story) ...
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Release Date:
8 September 1957 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Australia's mightiest picture scoops the world with new screen excitement! See more »
Plot:
Steve McAllister, an Australian official for The New Guinea Administration, gets orders to investigate... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Chips Rafferty ... Steve MacAllister

Françoise Christophe ... Dr. Louise Dumarcet

Reg Lye ... Ned 'Shark-eye' Kelley (as Reginald Lye)
Pierre Cressoy ... Jeff Clayton
Sergeant Major Somu ... Sgt.-Major Towalaka
Fred Kaad ... Fred Kaad (as District Officer Fred Kaad)
Richard Davis ... Captain Richard Davis (as Capt. Richard Davis)

Directed by
Lee Robinson 
Marcello Pagliero (french dialogue scenes)
 
Writing credits
Lee Robinson (story) and
Chips Rafferty (story)

Rex Rienits (adaptation)

Dimitri Kirsanoff  uncredited

Produced by
Marcello Pagliero .... producer
Chips Rafferty .... producer
Lee Robinson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Georges Auric 
 
Cinematography by
Carl Kayser 
 
Film Editing by
Alex Ezard 
 
Production Management
George Hughes .... production manager
 
Art Department
Eric Wenban .... property master
 
Sound Department
Arthur Browne .... sound
Don Connolly .... sound
 
Other crew
Commissioner Ian F.G. Downes .... technical advisor
Ian Skinner .... technical advisor (as Commissioner Ian Skinner)
 

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Also Known As:
"Walk Into Paradise" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
93 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Australia:G | UK:U | USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | West Germany:12 (f)

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This picture was one of fifty Australian films selected for preservation as part of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia's Kodak / Atlab Cinema Collection Restoration Project.See more »

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13 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Trek through Papua, 6 March 2005
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

The island of New Guinea in its recorded history seems to be in a bad location. The western half of it was colonized by the Dutch and is now part of Indonesia.

The eastern half now Papua has been at some point English, German, Australian. Walk Into Paradise was made while Australia held a mandate from the Trusteeship Council of the United Nations. Who run's the island is a big concern in Canberra. Spread over the northern shore of the Australian continent like a canopy, New Guinea was the scene of some of the fiercest fighting in World War II. A lot of Australian lives were lost so that the Japanese never mounted an invasion of Australia proper. That being said, for those natives in New Guinea, some of the most primitive people on Earth, they suffered as well because of geography.

I saw this film as a youngster as a second feature of a double bill back in the early 60s. Very few Australian films were shown in the USA then. This one was particularly relevant because the news at the time was filled with the disappearance of Michael Rockefeller, son of Nelson Rockefeller. Americans got to see on the movie screen just what Michael Rockefeller had gotten himself lost in. Made the tragedy all the more real for the general public.

It's one of the most realistic jungle pictures ever done. You can't count the studio Hollywood product before King Solomon's Mines or The African Queen. Americans are terribly ignorant of Africa and most of the rest of the tropical world because of Hollywood.

America also got to see Australia's biggest film star, Chips Rafferty. On the occasions I have seen him, Rafferty never disappoints and definitely not here. He plays a district officer who's sent into the jungle to locate a gold strike.

There are no Hollywood style heroics here. Rafferty plays a man who's just doing a very difficult job under trying conditions of heat, rain, and occasional fever. Gritty and realistic is the word here.

Papua got its independence in 1975 so that world is gone now. But the jungle is there and should be seen in this film.

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