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Enchanted Island (1958)

Two 19th-century sailors jump ship only to discover their tropical paradise is a cannibal stronghold.

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Abner 'Ab' Bedford
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Fayaway
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Tom
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James 'Jimmy' Dooley
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Capt. Vangs
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Mehevi (as Friedrich Ledebur)
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Two 19th-century sailors jump ship only to discover their tropical paradise is a cannibal stronghold.

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He dared to love a cannibal princess!

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According to a 1987 "Films in Review" article Powell said, "It was a terrible movie. Dwan had no interest in it; and Dana Andrews was drinking at the time. It was really a fiasco! The best thing about it was that it gave the family a great vacation in Acapulco." See more »

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Tom: If you want a woman, you need one of your own kind, Ab.
Abner 'Ab' Bedford: I've seen my own kind in every port in the world... and a greedier tribe I can't imagine.
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Opening title card: Nukuheva, in the south seas, 1842. 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
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south sea adventure - dana andrews
15 June 2017 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

Jane Powell and Dana Andrews star in this exotic, south seas story by Herman Melville. Sailor Aber Bedford falls for island beauty "Fayaway". Mean whaler captain Vangs tells the men they have only ONE hour ashore. There's a cheesy fight scene on the beach, when two of the sailors decide to stay on the island, but that's the beginning of the trouble. One of them has an infection from a knife wound, and they have stumbled into the cannibal part of the island. Don Dubbins is "Tom", the wing man. I think part of the charm of this film is that not many people were traveling in the 1940s and 1950s, so seeing a film about "south sea adventures" was extra fun. The story itself is okay. But why would sailors WANT to stay in the village where they could be killed by the natives? They had numerous chances to leave. Run-of-the-mill love story. Boy meets native girl. Boy falls for native. Can this work out, or will their traditions get in the way? Directed by Allan Dwan... he only directed one more film after this one. Pretty good film, mostly for the island adventure theme.


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