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Our Virgin Island (1958)

Virgin Island (original title)
Two newly weds buy a small private island in the British Virgin Islands and live a happy life without the comforts of modern society.

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... Tina
... Marcus
... Mrs. Lomax
... The Commissioner
... Prescott
Edric Connor ... Captain Jason
... Ruth
Gladys Boot ... Mrs. Carruthers
Julian Mayfield ... Band Leader
Reginald Hearne ... Doctor
Arnold Bell ... Heath
Alonzo Bozan ... Grant
Andre Dakar
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Evan and Tina want to live their lives differently. They go to live on an island. Tina's mother is concerned about her daughter's future. There is smuggling going on on the island. Written by <burkeji@forfas.ie>

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THE BARE FACTS OF LIVING on an island of love!


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Virgin Island Serenade
Lyrics: Tommie Connor
Music: Jeffrey Kruger (as Jeff Kruger) and Bill Randall
Sung by Bryan Johnson
Accompanied by Frank Deniz (as Hermanos Deniz) and Laurence Deniz (as Hermanos Deniz) and their Cuban Rhythm Band
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Island Bliss!
14 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

For John Cassavetes and Virginia Maskell, it's love at first sight. She's been on a small sailing party, but John convinces her to leave her friends, marry him, and live on the island on which they met. It seems like an ideal life, and after John buys the island and comes up with blueprints for a house, they settle in.

If you like movies that don't have much conflict, you'll be very pleased with Our Virgin Island, because the newlyweds really don't have many obstacles in their path of marital bliss. Sure, there are meddling in-laws, but what's a little argument with your mother when you live on a deserted island with your husband and helpful island natives? Among the latter are Sidney Poitier and his girlfriend Ruby Dee, who were previously paired together in Edge of the City, also with John Cassavetes. Sidney takes on a very un-Sidney-Poitier-like role, as he dons a Jamaican accent and enjoys all aspects of island life. So, if you want to hear him talking differently, and if you want to hear him sing the most horrendous off-key rendition of "The Wedding March" in history, rent Our Virgin Island. It's harmless and sweet, like a better version of Blue Lagoon.


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