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Rich Hawaiian pineapple grower and US Senatorial candidate Richard Howland tries to control everything and everyone around him, including his headstrong sister, Slone. Howland learns the ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Sloane Howland
Dr. Dean Kahana
Mai Chen
Paul Kahana
Aline MacMahon ...
Kapiolani Kahana
Elizabeth Allen ...
Laura Beckett
Judge James Blanding
Marc Marno ...
Bobbie Chen
Philip Ahn ...
Mr. Immacona
Harold Fong ...
Coyama, Howland Cook
Edward Mallory ...
Robert Parsons
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Undetermined Secondary Role (scenes deleted)


Rich Hawaiian pineapple grower and US Senatorial candidate Richard Howland tries to control everything and everyone around him, including his headstrong sister, Slone. Howland learns the hard way that money and power cannot buy love and happiness. Written by Marinelle K. Szenasy

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The Giant Story of Modern Hawaii!


Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

27 December 1962 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

A Fronteira do Pecado  »

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According to Charlton Heston in his book "In the Arena", this film was originally intended as a vehicle for Clark Gable in the late-1950s, which is why Heston's character retains the nickname "King". See more »


Dr. Dean Kahanna: What do you know about Paul?
Sloane Howland: What do I know? I grew up with him! The King asks me what do I know about marriage, you ask me what do I know about Paul. What do I have to know?
[he stares]
Sloane Howland: All right Dean. Paul is no genius and he'll never set the world on fire like you might some day, but he sets me on fire!
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A great movie to watch for the first time...
14 April 2004 | by (Wake Forest, NC) – See all my reviews

Charlton Heston does a great job of acting by becoming the opposite of what he is in real life. His sister comes home from college only to tell him that she is in love with a Hawaiian native (James Darren) to which he is opposed because of his race. Little does anyone know that "King" (Heston) is seeing a Hawaiian woman himself who carries a secret. The story moves well and does not lag or leave you confused. There are also some great supporting roles played out. I won't spoil it for you, but I will say that this is a great movie to watch for the first time and also a great addition to your film collection.

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