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South Seas Adventure (1958)

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Charles Kaufman (original screenplay), Joe Ansen (original screenplay) (as Joseph Ansen) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diane Beardmore Diane Beardmore ... Kay Johnson
Marlene Lizzio Marlene Lizzio ... Marlene Hunter
Tommy Zahn Tommy Zahn ... Ted Hunter
Igor Allan Igor Allan ... Jean-Louis Martin
Ed Olsen Ed Olsen ... Amos Dorn, skipper of the Te Vega
Walter Gibbons-Fly Walter Gibbons-Fly ... Oley, the engineer
Fred Bosch Fred Bosch ... Pete, the cook
Eddie Titiki Eddie Titiki ... Himself
Ramine ... Turia, dancer
Jay Ashworth Jay Ashworth ... Jim Perry
Maxine Stone ... Nurse
Don Middleton Don Middleton ... Her Husband
Hans Farkash Hans Farkash ... Stefan Koschek
Jannice Dinnen Jannice Dinnen ... Anna Koschek
Eric Reiman Eric Reiman ... David Koschek
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The fifth in a series of Cinerama travelogues---and not a Documentary since the vast majority of the film, aside from the scenery, is comprised of fictional stories. The first one involves an American girl, on a cruise to Hawaii, who makes friends with another American girl who lives in Hawaii. The first girl meets the second girl's family, and the Hawaiian-girl's brother takes an interest in her. The second segment follows the skipper of a sailing vessel taking the route followed by Captain Cook; the next concerns an artist who paints the sights of Tahiti; An American ex-G.I, stationed in New Zealand during World Warr II, returns for a real visit; and the finale is about a group of settlers arriving in the Australian out-back, and the value of the two-way radio.The 120-minute running time includes a 15-minute intermission, as part of the listed running-time. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

Escape with the NEW CINERAMA to the sun-splashed...moon-drenched...mystery washed South Seas! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 1961 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Cinerama South Seas Adventure See more »

Filming Locations:

Christchurch, New Zealand See more »

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Sound Mix:

Cinerama 7-Track

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.59 : 1
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Trivia

The 2012 restoration reformats the picture into a three-dimensional computer graphic, the trademarked Smilebox Curved Screen Simulation, to replicate the film's original theatrical viewing experience. See more »

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This digital restoration is dedicated to the memory of Carl Dudley and Richard Goldstone See more »

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Referenced in Cinerama Adventure (2002) See more »

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Messiah
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Music by George Frideric Handel
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Where is the missing print?
30 January 2005 | by delta-23See all my reviews

This was the fifth and last of the original 3 strip Cinerama travelogue films and remarkable in its showing of 'bungee' jumping long before it became known in the west! As with the first four films it is an excellent demonstration of the Cinerama process, only at its best in 3 strip. I hope a copy of this film will be found and shown at the National Museum Of Photography, Film and Television in Bradford, UK, the home of the world's only Cinerama installation with regular performances. 'South Seas Adventure' is the only original title not to have been shown at Bradford where 'This Is Cinerama' is shown on the first Saturday of each month at 1.30pm. Other titles are shown during the annual Bradford Film Festival held in March.


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