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The Blue Lagoon (1949)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 6 May 1949 (Australia)
In the Victorian period, two children are shipwrecked on a tropical island in the South Pacific and fall in love while growing up together.


Frank Launder
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Simmons ... Emmeline Foster
Donald Houston ... Michael Reynolds
Susan Stranks Susan Stranks ... Emmeline, as child
Peter Rudolph Jones Peter Rudolph Jones ... Michael, as child (as Peter Jones)
Noel Purcell ... Paddy Button
James Hayter ... Doctor Murdoch
Cyril Cusack ... James Carter
Maurice Denham ... Ship Captain
Philip Stainton Philip Stainton ... Mr. Ansty
Patrick Barr ... Second Mate
Nora Nicholson ... Mrs. Stannard
Lyn Evans Lyn Evans ... Trotter
Russell Waters Russell Waters ... Craggs
Stuart Lindsell Stuart Lindsell ... Yacht owner
Dorothy Batley Dorothy Batley ... His wife


In the Victorian period, two children are shipwrecked on a tropical island in the South Pacific and fall in love while growing up together.

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Director Frank Launder broke his arm while on location filming. See more »


Emmeline Foster: Why are you sitting in this old tree?
Michael Reynolds: I'm thinking.
Emmeline Foster: You're always thinking nowadays. I don't think because I don't remember anything to think about.
Michael Reynolds: Well that's nothing to be proud of, is it?
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How the movie effected me.
17 November 2003 | by rumbroSee all my reviews

One of my lifetime favourite movies. Saw it circa 1950 as a 10 year-old and it fired my imagination. Apart from causing me to fall in love with Jean Simmons, it's believability and innocence was mesmerizing. Of all of the movies I have ever seen, I think I remember this one the best.

Is there anywhere to purchase a copy of it on tape. Am not a movie collector, but would love to have this one.

Jean Simmons was truly one of the most beautiful and talented movie actresses of all time.

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Release Date:

6 May 1949 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

A Lagoa Azul See more »

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Fiji See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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