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27 August 1957 (West Germany) See more »
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The place is the West Indies . . . the sun hides many things.
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Set on a fictitious island in the Carribean during colonial British rule, it focuses on the life of... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

James Mason ... Maxwell Fleury

Joan Fontaine ... Mavis Norman

Dorothy Dandridge ... Margot Seaton

Joan Collins ... Jocelyn Fleury

Michael Rennie ... Hilary Carson

Harry Belafonte ... David Boyeur
Diana Wynyard ... Mrs. Fleury

John Williams ... Colonel Whittingham

Stephen Boyd ... Euan Templeton
Patricia Owens ... Sylvia Fleury
Basil Sydney ... Julian Fleury
John Justin ... Denis Archer
Ronald Squire ... Governor Templeton
Hartley Power ... Bradshaw
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbara Upton ... Colonel's Secretary

Directed by
Robert Rossen 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alfred Hayes 
Alec Waugh  novel

Produced by
Darryl F. Zanuck .... producer
 
Original Music by
Malcolm Arnold 
 
Cinematography by
Freddie Young 
 
Film Editing by
Reginald Beck 
 
Production Design by
John DeCuir 
 
Art Direction by
John DeCuir  (as John de Cuir)
 
Costume Design by
Phyllis Dalton 
David Ffolkes 
 
Makeup Department
David Aylott .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gerry O'Hara .... assistant director
Douglas Twiddy .... second assistant director
Michael Birkett .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
John Graysmark .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Michael Hickey .... sound
J.B. Smith .... sound
Gerry Turner .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Walker .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Bert Bates .... additional editing (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Malcolm Arnold .... conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra .... music played by
 
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Maggie Unsworth .... script supervisor (as Margaret Sibley)
 

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119 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:X | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) (video rating) (1998) | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15
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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?See more »
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References The Red Shoes (1948)See more »
Soundtrack:
Lead Man HollerSee more »

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Controversial for the Time! Outdated by Today's Standards!, 7 January 2013
Author: (sylviastel@aol.com) from United States

This all-star cast can't help the weak script here. The cast is stunning with Harry Belafonte and Joan Fontaine together in Pre-Civil Rights era days. The story takes set on a fictional island called Santa Marta where the whites are the wealthy plantation owners like the Fleurys. Joan Collins is fine here. Diana Wynyard is stunning as the matriarch of the family. The film circulates around the whites liked the Fleurys and the blacks on the island. Dorothy Dandridge has a supporting role. Actors like Stephen Boyd and James Mason are also here. The film never really develops or becomes memorable besides the cast. In it's time, it was controversial to see inter-racial relations. Despite the weaknesses, the film is beautifully shot but I don't know the actual location. Still the costumes and art direction are first and the cast is all-star.

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