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Hawaii (1966)

Approved | | Drama | 10 October 1966 (USA)
An American missionary and his wife travel to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But the clash between the two cultures is too great and instead of understanding there comes tragedy.

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Abner Hale, a rigid and humorless New England missionary, marries the beautiful Jerusha Bromley and takes her to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But the clash between the two cultures is too great and instead of understanding there comes tragedy. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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James Michener's novel reaches the screen.

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10 October 1966 (USA)  »

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Hawai  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$34,562,222
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The real-life sons of Max von Sydow, Henrik von Sydow and Clas S. von Sydow, both played his son, Micah, at different ages during the film. Henrik played a seven-year-old Micah, and Clas played a twelve-year-old Micah. See more »

Goofs

When Abner watches the destruction of his church by the whistling wind after Malama dies, when the bell tower topples over, the rope used to pull it over can be seen. See more »

Quotes

Abner Hale: Your mother will not be pleased that you have refused the deaconship.
Keoki: My mother is dying.
Abner Hale: Your mother is not dying, Keoki. I just talked with her. There is nothing wrong with her.
Keoki: She will die... and then will come the whistling wind.
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Referenced in Filmed in Supermarionation (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

MY WISHING DOLL
Lyrics by Mack David
Music by Elmer Bernstein
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True to Spirit of Novel
9 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

Excellent performance by Max Von Sydow as the self-righteous missionary with a narrow vision of redemption and worship. This movie is almost as infuriating as Michenor's novel. You will not believe the horrible changes wrought upon these beautiful natives done with the best intentions. Sad and lovely film.


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