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Release Date:
27 August 1957 (West Germany) See more »
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The place is the West Indies . . . the sun hides many things.
Plot:
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
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Barbara Upton ... Colonel's Secretary
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Directed by
Robert Rossen 
 
Writing credits
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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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Mono (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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Joan Fontaine received hundreds of hate letters, containing dimes and quarters, which read, "If you're so hard up that you have to work with a nigger..." They were post-marked from various parts of the country but they seemed to be dictated by one organization, as many of the phrases were the identical.See more »
Quotes:
Mavis Norman:Does it make any difference, having an aim in life?See more »
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Featured in Sing Your Song (2011)See more »
Soundtrack:
Lead Man HollerSee more »

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10 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Of Historical Interest, 22 February 1999
Author: harry-76 from Cleveland, Ohio USA

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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