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Credited cast:
Sloane Howland
Dr. Dean Kahana
Mai Chen
Paul Kahana
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!


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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: Well?
Dr. Dean Kahanna: You know why I'm here. I tried to stay away Sloane, but I couldn't. Look, I hit you and I'm sorry. It's been hurting ever since.
Dr. Dean Kahanna: Does this mean you're ready to try, how did you put it, sleeping three in a bed?
Dr. Dean Kahanna: I'm ready to sleep two in my bed.
Dr. Dean Kahanna: [kisses her]
Dr. Dean Kahanna: [ripping Dean away from Sloane] What do you think your doing?
Dr. Dean Kahanna: I'm telling Sloane I'm going to marry her.
Dr. Dean Kahanna: I've about had a gut full of you Kahanna's!
Dr. Dean Kahanna: And I've had a gut full of you Howland. I'm not going to let you ruin Sloane's life. Even...
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Ethnic/racial soap opera with a big screen and colours
14 May 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The first thing that hit me about this movie was an appreciation of the wide screens and bright colours that prevailed in movies of that era. Hawaii looks great here. On a large screen, that alone would have been worth the price of admission.

As for that other stuff, cast, acting, directing, story, dialogue, etc. Well, this is a soap opera and don't expect too much more except that the plot angles focus on race, ethnic relations and class and this gives them a bit more substance than some other soap operas such "The Picnic" or "Portrait in Black". At the time, it probably skated the line between being edgy enough to intrigue the audience but not so controversial to be scandalous. Today, it comes across as pretty mild although the issues themselves have certainly not disappeared.

Nothing and no one is either brilliant or terrible although Philip Ahn's small part is excellent and produces a strong moment. Heston has his huge screen presence but this is not one of his classic roles. There is not enough there for it to possibly become that. Mimieux looks great and her role is as essential as Heston's and is a soap opera archetype. Nuyen also looks great and, as usual for her in the 60s, melancholy.

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