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Pearl of the South Pacific (1955)

Approved | | Action, Adventure | 24 July 1955 (UK)
Two beachcombers with a yacht join woman-with-a-past Rita on a quest for black pearls on a secret island. Arrived, they find another white man has made himself high priest; but George, the ... See full summary »

Director:

Allan Dwan

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Jesse Lasky Jr. (screenplay) (as Jesse L. Lasky Jr), Talbot Jennings (additional dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Virginia Mayo ... Rita Delaine
Dennis Morgan ... Dan Merrill
David Farrar ... Bully Hague
Murvyn Vye ... Halemano
Lance Fuller ... George
Basil Ruysdael ... Tuan Michael
Lisa Montell ... Momu
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Two beachcombers with a yacht join woman-with-a-past Rita on a quest for black pearls on a secret island. Arrived, they find another white man has made himself high priest; but George, the latter's handome son, is fair game for Rita, who lands in the guise of a missionary! The inevitable conflict over the pearls brings violence and corruption to the quiet island. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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'What's one more sin when there's a fortune to share?'

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 1955 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Pérola do Pacífico See more »

Filming Locations:

Hawaii, USA

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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Color (Technicolor)

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2.00 : 1
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Opening credits: The characters and events depicted in this photoplay are fictional. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

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Rita Delaine: You know, it's a funny thing. Even when I hated you, I loved you.
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I Can't Get Away
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Music by Louis Forbes
Lyrics by Dave Franklin
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More danger and adventure in the South Seas
7 April 2005 | by chris_gaskin123See all my reviews

Pearl of the South Pacific recently came on BBC2 one afternoon, so I set the video to record it and was pleased I did. It was one of several movies BBC2 were showing in tribute to its main star, Virgina Mayo, who died earlier this year (2005).

A woman and some men arrive on a remote island in the South Seas to search for some treasure. With it being the South Seas, you would expect danger, including a monster. There is a monster, a giant squid which is guarding the treasure, but is later killed. They discover the island is being ruled by a white man who has made this his home. There are also unfriendly natives who are hostile towards the visitors. The woman makes out she is a missionary and after some fighting and conflict which sees the ship explode and most of the men killed, everything is OK and the woman and the only other survivor from the ship, her fiancé are allowed to make the island their home.

As well as Virgina Mayo (White Heat), the movie also stars Dennis Morgan, David Farrar and Lance Fuller (This Island Earth).

Pearl of the South Pacific is an ideal way to spend almost an hour and a half one afternoon. A treat.

Rating: 3 and a half stars out of 5.


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