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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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Taglines:

Take one island...six stars...a couple dozen song hits...a barrel of laughs...and you've got 100% moments of sheer screen delight! 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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The audio track for Jimmy Durante's number "Start Off Each Day with a Song" was lifted from a deleted number from Ziegfeld Follies (1945) also featuring Durante. See more »

Goofs

When the plane is landing on the island, at touchdown you can clearly see that no passenger is in the back seat, but in the next shot the plane is coasting to a stop and Rosalind is in the back seat. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Lawrence Y. Kingslee: Rosalind don't you think it's about time you quit being an actress and start being a woman!
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Soundtracks

Anchors Aweigh
(1906) (uncredited)
Music by Charles A. Zimmerman
Played briefly in the barbershop and occasionally in the score
Played when the navy men come into the club
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Esther in a Sarong!
16 May 2002 | by guil12See all my reviews

Esther Williams, once again, proves that she is unequaled, in these MGM escapism musicals. The story is silly, but she is a star in the first degree. Whether wet, underwater, or gliding across the dance floor, she is a beauty to watch. Playing her swim partners in this film are Ricardo Montalban and Peter Lawford. Montalban comes across better. He did other films with Esther; FIESTA and NEPTUNE'S DAUGHTER. Lawford doesn't come off that well. A bit stiff, but that's his role, and somewhat out of place opposite his gorgeous leading lady, he seemed uncomfortable. And he certainly can't swim.

Jimmy Durante does his usual performance of a lovable sidekick. He, too, played opposite Esther in THIS TIME FOR KEEPS, where he had more of a substance role to act. Then there's the lovely Cyd Charisse who in her early days as a feature player, prior THE BANDWAGON, gets a chance to show off those gorgeous legs in a terrific dance routine with Montalban. Xavier Cugat and his orchestra play some lovely songs.

If you want to sit back and watch Esther Williams in a swimsuit or an evening gown in a fun filled musical with no special plot, then enjoy this one.


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