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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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Credited cast:
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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 ...
Bradshaw
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Barbara Upton ...
Colonel's Secretary
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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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Drama | Romance

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27 August 1957 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Heiße Erde  »

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Budget:

$2,250,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$8,000,000 (USA)
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Trivia

In August 1957, this film was being being shown on a double bill with Monkey on My Back (1957). See more »

Quotes

Mavis Norman: Does it make any difference, having an aim in life?
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Of Historical Interest
22 February 1999 | by (Cleveland, Ohio USA) – See all my reviews

The main reason and pleasure of reviewing this film today, is to enjoy the very good cast in a beautiful setting. Here are some stars in their physical prime: James Mason, Harry Belafonte, Joan Fontaine, Joan Collins, Stephen Boyd, and last but certainly not least, the gorgeous Dorothy Dandridge. All in a lovely tropical setting. Ignore the script (which is admittedly a dud) and just enjoy the beautiful scenery.


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