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Enchanted Island (1958)

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He dared to love a cannibal princess!

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Of Jane Powell's 19 features released between 1944 and 1958, her Hollywood era, this was the only film not to receive a contemporary New York Times review. See more »

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Version of Last of the Pagans (1935) See more »

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Enchanted Island
Music by Robert Allen
Lyrics by Al Stillman (as Al Stillman)
Sung by The Four Lads
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Boring and badly shot
17 May 2004 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

This odd adventure film, set in the tropics and probably shot in Hawaii, stars the horrendously miscast Dana Andrews as a lawless sailor who falls in love with an island maiden, essayed here by whiter than white Jane Powell in an equally turgid performance. I can't comment on the faithfulness of the adaptation, as I haven't read Melville's novel Typee, but Enchanted Island looks cheap (regardless of the colourful locales), is poorly acted, and is thoroughly dull. Even Jorge Stahl's colour cinematography looks like it was shot on leftover stock or 'ends'. A less than satisfactory late career move by director Allan Dwan, Enchanted Island is only for extremely loyal Andrews completists.


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