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South Seas Adventure (1958)

The fifth in a series of Cinerama travelogues---and not a Documentary since the vast majority of the film, aside from the scenery, is comprised of fictional stories. The first one involves ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Diane Beardmore ...
Marlene Lizzio ...
Marlene Hunter
Tommy Zahn ...
Ted Hunter
Igor Allan ...
Jean-Louis Martin
Ed Olsen ...
Amos Dorn, skipper of the Te Vega
Walter Gibbons-Fly ...
Oley, the engineer
Fred Bosch ...
Pete, the cook
Eddie Titiki ...
Turia, dancer
Jay Ashworth ...
Jim Perry
Don Middleton ...
Her Husband
Hans Farkash ...
Stefan Koschek
Jannice Dinnen ...
Anna Koschek
Eric Reiman ...
David Koschek


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Escape beyond the horizon - a venture with CINERAMA to the fabulous tropic islands which have lured and thrilled famous adventurers through the centuries. See more »


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Release Date:

5 May 1961 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Cinerama South Seas Adventure  »

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Elvis Presley was one of the passengers on board the ship as it traveled to Hawaii. See more »

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This digital restoration is dedicated to the memory of Carl Dudley and Richard Goldstone See more »


Referenced in The Subject Was Roses (1968) See more »


Music by George Frideric Handel
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30 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

This was the fifth and last of the original 3 strip Cinerama travelogue films and remarkable in its showing of 'bungee' jumping long before it became known in the west! As with the first four films it is an excellent demonstration of the Cinerama process, only at its best in 3 strip. I hope a copy of this film will be found and shown at the National Museum Of Photography, Film and Television in Bradford, UK, the home of the world's only Cinerama installation with regular performances. 'South Seas Adventure' is the only original title not to have been shown at Bradford where 'This Is Cinerama' is shown on the first Saturday of each month at 1.30pm. Other titles are shown during the annual Bradford Film Festival held in March.

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