7.1/10
26
2 user

Tahiti Honey (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 6 April 1943 (USA)
The "Eleven Brooklyn Bombshells," a band led by Mickey Monroe (Dennis O'Keefe), are stranded in Tahiti at the time of the fall of France to the Nazis. Suzette "Suzie" Durand (Simone Simon).... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Cat People (1942)
Fantasy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An American man marries a Serbian immigrant who fears that she will turn into the cat person of her homeland's fables if they are intimate together.

Director: Jacques Tourneur
Stars: Simone Simon, Tom Conway, Kent Smith
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In occupied France during the Franco-Prussian War, a young French laundress shares a coach ride with several of her condescending social superiors. But when a Prussian officer holds the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Simone Simon, John Emery, Kurt Kreuger
Josette (1938)
Comedy | Crime | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Two young men try to wrest their father from the clutches of a gold digger but by mistake think the woman is a young nightclub singer with whom they both fall in love.

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Don Ameche, Simone Simon, Robert Young
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A signalman on a quay sees a fight between two men. One of the men is deliberately pushed into the water and the signalman cannot save him, but decides to keep his suitcase which later finds is full of banknotes with a value of £5000.

Director: Lance Comfort
Stars: Robert Newton, Simone Simon, William Hartnell
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When a busybody teacher in a girls' finishing school finds a love letter from a student to an unknown man, a minor scandal erupts.

Director: Irving Cummings
Stars: Herbert Marshall, Ruth Chatterton, Simone Simon
Comedy | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A young girl rents an apartment from a man who has recently enlisted in the Marines. The trouble is that he's given out keys to a half-dozen of his friends, and they all keep dropping in.

Director: Joe May
Stars: Simone Simon, James Ellison, William Terry
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A Parisian sewer worker longs for a rise in status and a beautiful wife. He rescues a girl from the police, lives with her in a barren flat on the seventh floor, and then marches away to ... See full summary »

Director: Henry King
Stars: Simone Simon, James Stewart, Jean Hersholt
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The young, friendless daughter of Oliver and Alice Reed befriends her father's dead first wife and an aging, reclusive actress.

Directors: Gunther von Fritsch, Robert Wise
Stars: Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Jane Randolph
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

As part of their public feud, Bandleader Bernie pretends a girl singer is no good so columnist Winchell promotes her in his column.

Director: Sidney Lanfield
Stars: Walter Winchell, Ben Bernie, Simone Simon
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In this classic adaptation of Emile Zola's novel, a tortured train engineer falls in love with a troubled married woman who has helped her husband commit a murder.

Director: Jean Renoir
Stars: Jean Gabin, Julien Carette, Simone Simon
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In the Pacific during WWII, a Roman Catholic widow falls for a tough lieutenant colonel.

Director: George Seaton
Stars: William Holden, Deborah Kerr, Thelma Ritter
99 Women (1969)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

New inmate Marie arrives at an island prison in the women's sector and receives the number 99. The inmates are controlled by the sadistic lesbian warden Thelma Diaz and Governor Santos and ... See full summary »

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Maria Schell, Luciana Paluzzi, Mercedes McCambridge
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
...
Mickey Monroe
...
Lt. John Barton
...
Pinkie
...
Maxie
...
Wally
...
Fats
Edward Gargan ...
George, the Bartender
Abigail Adams ...
Linda (as Tommye Adams)
Edit

Storyline

The "Eleven Brooklyn Bombshells," a band led by Mickey Monroe (Dennis O'Keefe), are stranded in Tahiti at the time of the fall of France to the Nazis. Suzette "Suzie" Durand (Simone Simon). a French-Amrical girl singing in a nightclub is consumed with a desire to go to the United States. Things go from bad to worse for the band,. and they are faced with the necessity of either taking a girl singer into the group,which they all regard as bad luck, or starving. The band insists that she be dropped as soon as they can earn enough to catch a bot home. But Mickey falls in love with Suzie, and smuggles her on board the ship. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

band | nightclub | ship | singing | singer | See All (45) »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 April 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eva entre dos Adanes  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Any Old Port in a Storm
Music by Lew Pollack
Lyrics by Charles Newman
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Simon & O'Keefe make it all worth watching
11 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tahiti Honey is a modestly entertaining and typical Republic musical with some tired shtick and a slightly irritating plot line BUT - Thanks to the beautiful face and singing voice of Simone Simon and the always deft comedic timing of Dennis O'Keefe it is all pleasantly watchable. Simon pretends to have an injured boyfriend named Johnny in the American military and she tags along with the members of a swing band (The Tahitian Bombshells, The Russian Bombshells etc.) led by Dennis O'Keefe who begrudgingly aids in the deception. Though he plays gruff, O'Keefe is falling for Suzy (Simon) and who in their right minds wouldn't? Ridiculous plot contrivance arrives when Tim Whelan (remember Shirley Temple's Dad in Poor Little Rich Girl?) shows up out of nowhere and he is (!) an injured American flyer named Johnny who swears he saw Simon's face (though he never met her before) before being injured and temporarily blinded. Wow! What really is memorable in this short film is the very fun music, especially the excellent title song (which you will never get out of your head),another great ballad called You Could Hear a Pin Drop and the amusing novelty numbers. Not for everybody but if you like attractive escapist hokum then "Take Tahiti Honey"!


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?