6.4/10
189
10 user 6 critic

Song of the Islands (1942)

With his sidekick Rusty, Jeff Harper sails to paradisiacal tropical isle Ahmi-Oni to bargain on behalf of his cattle baron father for land owned by transplanted Irishman Dennis O'Brien. But... See full summary »

Director:

Walter Lang

Writers:

Joseph Schrank (original screenplay), Robert Pirosh (original screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

My Gal Sal (1942)
Biography | Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Chronicles the early life of gay nineties-era songwriter Paul Dresser as he outgrows his job as carnival entertainer and moves up into New York society, writing one hit song after another. ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Cummings
Stars: Rita Hayworth, Victor Mature, John Sutton
Biography | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Two sisters from Hungary become famous entertainers in the early 1900s. Fictionalized biography with lots of songs.

Director: Irving Cummings
Stars: Betty Grable, John Payne, June Haver
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Nan Spencer is on a boat bound for Havana which runs aground. The man sent to rescue her is engaged and she doesn't understand his disinterest. Gambler is interested, to the annoyance of his girlfriend.

Director: Walter Lang
Stars: Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda, John Payne
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Sisters Kay and Barbara arrive in Miami from Texas looking for rich husbands.

Director: Walter Lang
Stars: Don Ameche, Betty Grable, Robert Cummings
Music | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Reenactments of actual USO experiences of its female stars entertaining troops overseas.

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Kay Francis, Carole Landis, Martha Raye
Coney Island (1943)
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Set at the turn of the century, smooth talking con man Eddie Johnson weasels his way into a job at friend and rival Joe Rocco's Coney Island night spot. Eddie meets the club's star ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang
Stars: Betty Grable, George Montgomery, Cesar Romero
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In this chronicle of a vaudeville family, Myrtle McKinley (class of 1900) goes to San Francisco to attend business school, but ends up in a chorus line. Soon, star Frank Burt notices her ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang
Stars: Betty Grable, Dan Dailey, Mona Freeman
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Broadway partners Vicky Lane and Dan Christy have a tiff over Christy's womanizing. Jealous Vicky takes up with her old flame and former dance partner, Victor Price, and Dan's career takes ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Cummings
Stars: Betty Grable, Carmen Miranda, John Payne
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A boxing champ gets involved with a Broadway show and a shapely chorine...who's engaged to his new sparring partner.

Director: Gregory Ratoff
Stars: John Payne, Betty Grable, Victor Mature
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Music-hall star Madeleine Marlowe leaves London engaged to the Duke of Trippingham only to find back home that Police Gazette hack Samuel A. McGee has exposed her as former burlesque queen ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Cummings
Stars: Betty Grable, Robert Young, Adolphe Menjou
Moss Rose (1947)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Set in turn-of-the-century London, a woman trying to solve the mystery of a friend's murder finds that she may be the next victim.

Director: Gregory Ratoff
Stars: Peggy Cummins, Victor Mature, Ethel Barrymore
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An American girl on vacation in Argentina falls for a wealthy racehorse owner.

Director: Irving Cummings
Stars: Don Ameche, Betty Grable, Carmen Miranda
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Betty Grable ... Eileen O'Brien
Victor Mature ... Jefferson Harper
Jack Oakie ... Rusty Smith
Thomas Mitchell ... Dennis O'Brien
George Barbier ... Harper
Billy Gilbert ... Palola's Father
Hilo Hattie Hilo Hattie ... Palola
Harry Owens ... Harry Owens
Lillian Porter Lillian Porter ... Palola's Cousin
Hal K. Dawson Hal K. Dawson ... John Rodney
Harry Owens and His Royal Hawaiians ... (as Harry Owens' Royal Hawaiians)
Edit

Storyline

With his sidekick Rusty, Jeff Harper sails to paradisiacal tropical isle Ahmi-Oni to bargain on behalf of his cattle baron father for land owned by transplanted Irishman Dennis O'Brien. But Jeff falls in love with O'Brien's daughter, Eileen, and even his father can't break them up after he arrives and himself falls under the spell of island splendor. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

All this...and Grable too. See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Canção do Havaí See more »

Filming Locations:

Honolulu, O'ahu, Hawaii, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Although this 1942 film is set on a Pacific island, there's not a single mention of World War II. See more »

Quotes

Jeff Harper Jr.: If you see me in the moonlight, you better yell aloha and start running.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Home on the Range
(1904) (uncredited)
Music by Daniel E. Kelley (1904)
Lyrics by Brewster M. Higley (1873)
Special lyrics by Mack Gordon, Harry Owens and Sol Hoopii Jr. (1942)
Played on guitar and sung by Jack Oakie
Reprised by Harry Owens and His Royal Hawaiians with special lyrics
Played as background music often
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Victor Mature in Hawaii
14 August 2014 | by marthawilcox1831See all my reviews

Apart from the fact that Victor Mature gets to act alongside of Thomas Mitchell, and the story is set in Hawaii, there is nothing to commend this film. Some of the Hawaiian characters are Americans made up to look Hawaiian. The characters are one-dimensional, and the story fails to engage the audience at any level.

I'm not a Betty Grable fan, but she does look good in a straw skirt, and she has a nice back.

The film is shot in beautiful Technicolor, but it is not a masterclass in colour grading.

I would advise Mature fans to stay away from this film as it comes nowhere near the quality of 'Samson and Delilah'.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed