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Island in the Sun (1957)

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Set on a fictitious island in the Carribean during colonial British rule, it focuses on the life of a young charismatic and handsome black male with political aspirations. He finds himself ... See full summary »

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Maxwell Fleury
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Mavis Norman
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Jocelyn Fleury
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Hilary Carson
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David Boyeur
Diana Wynyard ...
Mrs. Fleury
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Colonel Whittingham
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Euan Templeton
Patricia Owens ...
Sylvia Fleury
Basil Sydney ...
Julian Fleury
John Justin ...
Denis Archer
Ronald Squire ...
Governor Templeton
Hartley Power ...
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Set on a fictitious island in the Carribean during colonial British rule, it focuses on the life of a young charismatic and handsome black male with political aspirations. He finds himself confused on returning home when his romantic liaison with a white female tends to conflict with his political views. As rumor has it an interracial screen kiss caused quite a commotion in the U.S. when the film was released. The plot is further strengthened by a look at the lives of a white ex-pat family also living on the island. The family has to deal with problems of infidelity, racism and murder. Written by Warren D. Mottley <trident@toj.com>

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The place is the West Indies . . . the sun hides many things.

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27 August 1957 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Heiße Erde  »

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$2,250,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$8,000,000 (USA)
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Final film of Diana Wynyard. See more »

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Mavis Norman: Does it make any difference, having an aim in life?
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Referenced in To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995) See more »

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The Bohemian Girl
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Music by Michael William Balfe
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Intruiging, but not well developed
9 February 2001 | by (Jacksonville, Florida) – See all my reviews

Hollywood was clearly not ready for this type of drama, which is full of compromise. Screen lovers Dorothy Dandridge and John Justin are clearly not allowed to kiss. Ditto for Joan Fontaine and Harry Belafonte (incidentally, Fontaine's comment about the two of them being children together should have been left out; she looks good, but it's still obvious that she's a good ten years older than he.)


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