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Lure of the Islands (1942)

Approved | | Adventure, Romance, War | 3 July 1942 (USA)
Tana, a voluptuous half-caste girl of the South Seas, falls in love with FBI agent Wally and wishes to marry him and leave the island. Wally, with his pal Jinx, is there to investigate ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
... Tana O'Shaughnessy
... Wally
... Jinx
... Maui
... The Commandant
... Albert, a gendarme
John Bleifer ... Lt. Lavar
Satini Pualoa ... Matu
Kam Tong ... Lt. Kono
Kahala Bray ... Dancer (as the Bray Sisters)
Odetta Bray ... Dancer (as the Bray Sisters)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Namure Nordman ... Native Girl
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Tana, a voluptuous half-caste girl of the South Seas, falls in love with FBI agent Wally and wishes to marry him and leave the island. Wally, with his pal Jinx, is there to investigate rumored Japanese spy activity. He agrees to marry her if she will help him in his investigations. Through the discovery of a contraband radio set tuned to Japanese reception, Wally learns that the local Commandant is in league with the enemy and is planning an invasion of the island. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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TEMPTING... THROBBING... TORCHY... TORRID... Ask the Man Who Has SEEN Her!

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Adventure | Romance | War

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3 July 1942 (USA)  »

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A Sedução de Tahiti  »

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Tahiti Sweetie
Written by Edward Kay and Eddie Cherkose
Sung and danced by Gale Storm with the Bray Sisters
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South sea mish mash
30 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

Even for a World War II propaganda film Monogram Studios hit rock bottom with this film about two agents trying to stop a Japanese takeover of an island where the Vichy French government still has control.

Although both Waikiki Wedding from Paramount and Song Of The Islands, films set in the Pacific islands never got beyond the studio lot, both films today create an illusion. That's the difference between major studios and these Poverty Row outfits like Monogram.

And getting into the film itself, our intrepid agents are Robert Lowery and Guinn Williams. You know it's got to be bad when FBI agent Lowery gets as a partner the only sailor in Uncle Sam's Navy who can't swim. He's not much good at anything else. Oh well, the other side has Warren Hymer so it's a pair of Rhodes Scholars up against each other.

A couple of Polynesian girls Margie Hart and Gale Storm have some musical Hawaiian flavored numbers. But Hart is one of the worst actresses going. Good thing she married well into society.

This one's a real Thanksgiving feast, compliments of Monogram Pictures.


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