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Our Virgin Island (1958)

Virgin Island (original title)
Two newly weds buy a small private island in the British Virgin Islands and live a happy life without the comforts of modern society.

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Evan
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Tina
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Marcus
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Mrs. Lomax
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The Commissioner
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Prescott
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Captain Jason
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Ruth
Gladys Boot ...
Mrs. Carruthers
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Heath
Alonzo Bozan ...
Grant
Andre Dakar
Richard Caldicot ...
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Evan and Tina want to live their lives differently. They go to live on an island. Tina's mother is concerned about her daughter's future. There is smuggling going on on the island. Written by <burkeji@forfas.ie>

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THE BARE FACTS OF LIVING on an island of love!


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Virgin Island Serenade
Lyrics: Tommie Connor
Music: Jeffrey Kruger (as Jeff Kruger) and Bill Randall
Sung by Bryan Johnson
Accompanied by Frank Deniz (as Hermanos Deniz) and Laurence Deniz (as Hermanos Deniz) and their Cuban Rhythm Band
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Wonderful escape fare, quite literally
2 January 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For those that enjoy pure escapism like Field of Dreams, Blue Lagoon, etc., this film is a "must." Poitier and Cassavettes are great, as are the rest of the British cast. Actually filmed in the BVI, who wouldn't enjoy a delightful tale of a "boy meets girl," "girl leaves boy on cruise ship," and then "boy convinces girl to jump overboard and marry him to live on island he just purchased?" Wow!! With "Man Friday" Poitier and his girlfriend as able assistants, really well done picture of what living life on an actual island would be like. Even to the point of mother-in-law coming to visit. A must see picture!


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