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South of Pago Pago (1940)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Romance | 19 July 1940 (USA)
A TREASURE HUNT ADVENTURE !

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Alfred E. Green
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Victor McLaglen ... Bucko Larson
Jon Hall ... Kehane
Frances Farmer ... Ruby Taylor
Olympe Bradna ... Malia
Gene Lockhart ... Lindsay
Douglass Dumbrille ... Williams
Francis Ford ... Foster
Ben Welden ... Grimes
Abner Biberman ... Manuel Ferro
Pedro de Cordoba ... Chief
Rudy Robles ... Luna
Bobby Stone Bobby Stone ... Hono (as Robert Stone)
Nellie Duran Nellie Duran ... Laulau
James Flavin ... Cafe Customer
Nina Campana Nina Campana ... Hono's Mother (as Nina Compana)
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A TREASURE HUNT ADVENTURE !

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Greed and lust threaten a tropical paradise.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Al sur de Pago Pago See more »

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Production Co:

Edward Small Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Alfred Green replaced Tay Garnett as director. See more »

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Referenced in Dad's Army (2016) See more »

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South of Pago Pago
Music by Lew Pollack
Lyrics by Chet Forrest and Bob Wright
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Watch "The Hurricane" Instead
31 October 2014 | by Shawn SpencerSee all my reviews

This movie was an attempt to imitate the success of "The Hurricane" which was made three years earlier also starring Jon Hall as a Tarzan- like South Pacific Islander. Unfortunately, South of Pago Pago was NOT directed by John Ford and it showed.

The script is very predictable, the characters are one-dimensional and the acting varies from wooden to hammy. Whereas "The Hurricane" was able to develop a real insight into the soul of the islanders and their way of life, "South of Pago Pago" portrays them too simplistically to ever really identify with.

Please watch "The Hurricane" instead.


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