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Pagan Island (1961)

The survivor of a shipwreck finds himself on an island populated only by women.

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William Stanton (as Edward Dew)
Nani Maka ...
Princess Nani Maka
Trine Hovelsrud ...
Queen Kealoha
Sharon Michael ...
Allison Louise Downe ...
Malia (as Bunny Downs)
Bud Irwin ...
Crewman
Yda Alvarez ...
Pagan Woman
Jackie Terrell ...
Pagan Woman
Jo Anne Geary ...
Pagan Woman
Fran Stacey ...
Pagan Woman
Dolores Carlos ...
Pagan Woman
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Pagan Woman
Lillian Malek ...
Pagan Woman (as Lillian Melek)
Gina Kendall ...
Pagan Woman
June Marko ...
Pagan Woman
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The survivor of a shipwreck finds himself on an island populated only by women.

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A Secret Island Ruled by Nature's Own Exotic Young Maidens! See more »

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July 1961 (USA)  »

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S O S ...Alarm på kvindeøen  »

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The island girls were cast by famed pin-up photographer Bunny Yeager, the woman behind some of the best-known Bettie Page photos. See more »

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Featured in Extra Weird (2003) See more »

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Edward Dew is shipwrecked on an island populated by topless beauties that pray and sacrifice to a big fish-like sea god. They first want to kill Dew because the "white man is bad." Soon; however, Dew changes their minds by an act of heroism and promises to not make advances toward the one girl promised to the sea god for sacrifice. Naturally, Dew, with a bevy of bra-less beauties abounding, chooses the one girl he can't have and that plot strand begins a quick resolution to his and her problem. Sounds fishy, but true! Pagan Island is one of those so-bad-it's-good movies that really surprised me. The acting is God awful, the action almost non-existent, and the dialog does not get any more inane then in this one. The girls are primarily "white" so it is somewhat odd that such a fuss is made at Dew as he could easily be most of the girls' brother. The top non-acting award must go to Trine Hovelsrud(she is just brimming with Polynesian flair right? Yeah you bet!)as the queen of the island with the worst dialog. She made me wince a time or two, but have no fear as most male viewers will never give their full attention as they are probably trying to see what hangs and sways under all the leis that the girls wear. Maybe that is why I am a little lenient on this film, but it was funny and therefore entertaining, and as an added bonus very short. As for the sea god, the statue looks ridiculous - I wouldn't want to blow the big surprise at the end. I really was surprised with the sea god at the end. The director, producers, and all accountable really went all out with it.


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