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Raw Wind in Eden (1958)

On a small Mediterranean island live Costanza, her father Urbano, and beachcomber Moore, whom she plans to marry. Into this Eden come two plane crash survivors, supermodel Laura and her ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Wilson

Writers:

Dan Lundberg (story), Elizabeth Wilson (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Esther Williams ... Laura
Jeff Chandler ... Mark Moore / Scott Moorehouse
Rossana Podestà ... Costanza Varno
Carlos Thompson ... Wally Drucker
Rik Battaglia ... Gavino
Eduardo De Filippo ... Urbano Varno
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On a small Mediterranean island live Costanza, her father Urbano, and beachcomber Moore, whom she plans to marry. Into this Eden come two plane crash survivors, supermodel Laura and her playboy friend Wally. The shapely, worldly Laura becomes a bad influence, especially when triangles start to develop. But beyond this, little mysteries lead Laura and Wally to wonder what's going on and who Moore really is. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Here on this nameless island they were Male and Female... nothing else, until the raw wind of jealousy stripped their passions bare! See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Quotes

Wally Drucker: I mean to say, this is the first time I've been torn between loyalty and honesty.
Laura: Don't torture yourself, Mr. Drucker.
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Soundtracks

THE MAGIC TOUCH
Music by Jay Livingston
Lyrics by Ray Evans
Sung by Esther Williams (dubbed)
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Exotic title for low-rent goods...
15 September 2009 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Made in Italy, and financed on the cheap by Universal, "Raw Wind in Eden" isn't a particularly good-looking movie, but there are some compensations for its tatty look. Esther Williams plays a surly fashion model working in Rome who flies off on a date with a handsome millionaire; forced down on a small island near Sardinia--inhabited by a gypsy girl, her father, and a reclusive American--the couple renovate a boat in hopes of being rescued. Tedious romantic adventure, albeit one with a jaunty pace, has enough tart lines in the script to hold interest in the characters. Performances from both Williams (who gets to swim) and Jeff Chandler aren't too bad, though the filmmakers have no idea how to end this saga, and the hectic last reel is a squashy mess. Still, you have to give Esther credit: even while stranded in the sticks, she manages several changes in her hairstyle and goes through a myriad of colorful outfits. *1/2 from ****


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 1958 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Sturm über Eden See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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