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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.

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Complete credited cast:
... Matt Gordon
... Linda Grahame / Ann Van Leyden
... Michael Van Leyden
... Deputy Commissioner Hewitt
... Mrs. Bellows
... Mr. Mauribus
... Mr. Gerald Bellows
George Lloyd ... Sascha Barda
... Ming Ling
... Rev. Thomas Barnes
Edith Evanson ... Mrs. Edith Barnes
... Cadum
Lal Chand Mehra ... Mr. Hussein
Curt Conway ... Pepe
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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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19 December 1947 (Portugal)  »

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1.37 : 1
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"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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Remade as Istanbul (1957) See more »

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a girl and a sailor
2 November 2010 | by See 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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