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Singapore (1947)

After WW2, an American skipper returns to Singapore to recuperate his hidden stash of pearls and to search for his sweetheart who disappeared during a Japanese attack in 1942.

Director:

John Brahm

Writers:

Seton I. Miller (story), Seton I. Miller (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Fred MacMurray ... Matt Gordon
Ava Gardner ... Linda Grahame / Ann Van Leyden
Roland Culver ... Michael Van Leyden
Richard Haydn ... Deputy Commissioner Hewitt
Spring Byington ... Mrs. Bellows
Thomas Gomez ... Mr. Mauribus
Porter Hall ... Mr. Gerald Bellows
George Lloyd George Lloyd ... Sascha Barda
Maylia ... Ming Ling
Holmes Herbert ... Rev. Thomas Barnes
Edith Evanson Edith Evanson ... Mrs. Edith Barnes
Frederick Worlock ... Cadum
Lal Chand Mehra Lal Chand Mehra ... Mr. Hussein
Curt Conway Curt Conway ... Pepe
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Storyline

After the war, Matt Gordon returns to Singapore to retrieve a fortune in smuggled pearls. Arrived, he reminisces in flashback about his prewar fiancée, alluring Linda, and her disappearance during the Japanese attack. But now Linda resurfaces...with amnesia and married to rich planter Van Leyden. Meanwhile, sinister fence Mauribus schemes to get Matt's pearls. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Adventure and Romance in the City of Intrigue! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1947 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Singapur See more »

Filming Locations:

Palmdale, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 3, 1947 with Fred MacMurray and Ava Gardner reprising their film roles See more »

Quotes

Linda: So let me ruin you fast.
Matt Gordon: How many have you ruined?
Linda: You're my last victim, darling.
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Referenced in Columbo: How to Dial a Murder (1978) See more »

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a girl and a sailor
2 November 2010 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Ava Gardner is such a pleasure to look at, even a B movie in which she plays makes my time worthwhile .Actually,Fred McMurray has got pearls and a gem .The screenplay is far-fetched -with an improbable outcome- and includes smuggling,war (no battles or camp of prisoners though),and even amnesia -but the viewer is not taken in by it a single minute ;there is of course the usual flashback ,which can be found in almost all the films noirs of the era.Compared to "the killers" ,Gardner's precedent movie ,it's obvious Brahm is no match for Siodmak.A couple of tourists -the kind of people we often see in the hotels- provides the comic relief.If you do not ask too much ,it's pretty entertaining and well acted.


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