A con man (Robert Preston) enlists a drunk writer (Tony Randal) to write a fictitious screen play to be funded by a rich but unethical mobster producer. The plot is the story of Adam and ...
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A con man (Robert Preston) enlists a drunk writer (Tony Randal) to write a fictitious screen play to be funded by a rich but unethical mobster producer. The plot is the story of Adam and Eve in Genesis in the Bible. The plot is to defraud the mobster of his bankroll. Written by
Island Of Love gives Robert Preston a chance to do a variation on his most famous role of Professor Harold Hill. He's not quite as lovable as he was in The Music Man as he seeks to exploit an island that he was on in World War II as the Greek Island Of Love. This brainstorm of an idea comes from reading an archaeological book on said island while on an ocean voyage with his partner Tony Randall.
Preston and Randall aren't on a sea cruise by choice. They're looking to get away from Walter Matthau and his goons for blowing a couple of million dollars of Matthau's money in a vain attempt to make Matthau's bimbo of a girl friend a star. She's played by Betty Bruce and she's really the best one in the film, she reminds one of Jean Hagen in Singing In The Rain only this Lina Lamont is not about to ascend to the firmament.
Matthau was given a lisp here and I'm not sure why. It really does sound like he's making fun of people with a speech impediment.
It all ends well for all although God knows there's no reason it should have. The Greek scenic location photography looks wonderful and it's the main reason you should see this film. I'm sure the cast was grateful for the paid vacation here.
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