James Mason and John Mills star in this comedy-drama about a tough colonel and a refined captain who clashed during the war, and continue their personal battle in peace-time Tahiti.

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Capt. Brett Aimsley
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Lt. Col. Clifford Southey
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Henri Farengue
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Chong Sing
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Joey
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Lt. David Harper
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James Mason and John Mills star in this comedy-drama about a tough colonel and a refined captain who clashed during the war, and continue their personal battle in peace-time Tahiti.

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Don't do anything I wouldn't ..... which leaves you to do anything at all !

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31 July 1962 (Denmark)  »

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En synder på Tahiti  »

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Henri Farengue: Oh by the way madame, while you're here you simply must go and see the leper colony.
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Referenced in Pinewood: 80 Years of Movie Magic (2015) See more »

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Tahiti Te Whenva
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Arranged by Philip Green
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Great comedy
23 April 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this film as a youth maybe fourteen or fifteen years of age. The film to me was enjoyable because of James Mason's shady, easy going character. Little did I realise then what made the film so enjoyable. At the time I knew it was over 'class distinction' but many years later after watching it again did I realise the performance of both Mason and Mill's. Between them they managed to make a mockery of ill feeling between the classes (Mill's middle class against Mason's working class). The comedy of this picture is underestimated. The ending of the film is most memorable when both characters come to an understanding as Mason waves to Mill's as he sails away from Tahiti.


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