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The Blue Lagoon (1949)

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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Frank Launder
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Cast

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 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
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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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No one to see them... No one to tell them... No one to stand in their way! See more »


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1949 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

A Lagoa Azul See more »

Filming Locations:

Fiji See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Individual Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The evil traders were invented for this film and are not part of the novel. See more »

Quotes

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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Boring film NOT!!!
5 December 1998 | by landerjSee all my reviews

After seeing the movie twice in two days in 1949, I asked the opinion of a junior high school classmate who had also seen the movie. He said it was "boring". I shouted "are you kidding?!! This was a movie with the beauty of Jean Simmons, Fiji Island sunsets, the London Symphony Orchestra matching the sound of every pounding wave, a man versus octopus fight to the death, two criminals on the lam who savaged the island paradise and kidnapped the lovely Miss Simmons...and you call it BORING?!!"

I, too, am a little bit miffed that this movie has not been re-released to theaters, video or cable tv. We can only hope that someday the sea mist will lift to show the original Blue Lagoon sparkling in the sun, and to be remembered that way, always.


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