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On an Island with You (1948)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 3 May 1948 (USA)
While shooting on location in the South Pacific, a movie star is pursued by a handsome Naval officer who is convinced she is the girl for him.

Director:

Richard Thorpe

Writers:

Dorothy Kingsley (screen play), Dorothy Cooper (screen play) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Esther Williams ... Rosalind Rennolds
Peter Lawford ... Lt. Lawrence Y. Kingslee
Ricardo Montalban ... Ricardo Montez
Jimmy Durante ... Buckley
Cyd Charisse ... Yvonne Torro
Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra
Xavier Cugat ... Xavier Cugat
Leon Ames ... Commander Harrison
Kathryn Beaumont ... Penelope Peabody
Dick Simmons ... George Blaine
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Storyline

A young navy lieutenant is brought in as techninical adviser on a song-dance-and-swim film being made by screen star Rosalind Reynolds. Having once done a number with her - and been kissed at the end - at a Forces show, the young lad somehow believes she should be his girl. Her boyfriend - and fellow co-star - is just one of those disagreeing. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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M.G.M's Big All Star Musical! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

3 May 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Auf einer Insel mit Dir See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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In an interview on TCM, Cyd Charisse stated that she neglected to warm up one day on set due to being late. Jumping from one level to another and on the third level she felt one of her knees completely rip and tear all the ligaments. See more »

Goofs

"Chita" the Chihuahua that Xavier Cugat gives to Jimmy is said to be a female dog but at frame 1:31:19 the dog's appendage can clearly be seen, proving it was a male dog. See more »

Quotes

Rosalind Reynolds: [as he's carrying out at large crab that scared her] Ooh, keep it away from me!
Lt. Lawrence Y. Kingslee: Ms. Reynolds, you're a big girl now.
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Soundtracks

All Aboard
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Music by André Previn
Water ballet number with Esther Williams and ensemble
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Film Full of Great Actors
21 August 2007 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

This is truly a great Musical Classic from 1948 with a cast of veteran actors and all at the height of their careers. Esther Williams, (Rosalind Reynolds) is a movie star who gives outstanding performances swimming gracefully with Richardo Montalban, (Ricardo Montez) and Peter Lawford, (Lt. Lawrence Y. Kingslee) who is a U. S. Navy technical adviser on the film who is suppose to fly a plane with Rosalind Reynolds hiding on the plane. Richardo Montez is in love with Rosalind Reynolds and expects to marry her after their filming of their movie. However, Lt. Kingslee met Rosalind a few years in the past and fell immediately in love with her and has every intention to marry her at all costs. Jimmy Durante, (Jimmy Buckley) along with Xavier Cugat and his orchestra gave great supporting roles to this great musical classic.


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