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Tiara Tahiti (1962)

Not Rated | | Drama, Comedy | 31 July 1962 (Denmark)
James Mason and Sir John Mills star in this comedy-drama about a tough Colonel and a refined Captain who clashed during the war, and continue their personal battle in peacetime Tahiti.

Director:

Ted Kotcheff (as William T. Kotcheff)

Writers:

Geoffrey Cotterell (novel), Geoffrey Cotterell (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
James Mason ... Capt. Brett Aimsley
John Mills ... Lt. Col. Clifford Southey
Claude Dauphin ... Henri Farengue
Herbert Lom ... Chong Sing
Rosenda Monteros ... Belle Annie
Jacques Marin ... Desmoulins
Libby Morris Libby Morris ... Adele Franklin
Madge Ryan ... Millie Brooks
Gary Cockrell ... Joey
Peter Barkworth ... Lt. David Harper
Roy Kinnear ... Capt. Enderby
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James Mason and Sir John Mills star in this comedy-drama about a tough Colonel and a refined Captain who clashed during the war, and continue their personal battle in peacetime Tahiti.

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Taglines:

Don't do anything I wouldn't ..... which leaves you to do anything at all !

Genres:

Drama | Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 1962 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

En synder på Tahiti See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Quotes

Henri Farengue: Oh by the way madame, while you're here you simply must go and see the leper colony.
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Soundtracks

Tiara Tahiti
Written by Philip Green, Norman Newell
Sung by Danny Street
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Those old feelings of inferiority
2 February 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Tiara Tahiti is a strange film and not one I think that should be something that James Mason and John Mills should be noted for. Their one film collaboration should have been something better.

Of course pictorially the film is fine. The South Seas in color cinematography is impossible to do badly.

Mason comes off far better. He's from the upper classes and at one time Mills clerked for his father. But when they got in the army the positions were reversed. Mills has risen to be a colonel and he's quite the little martinet. But when Mason comes into his command those old feelings of inferiority take over. When he gets a chance he rats Mason out during the post war occupation years as someone doing a bit of smuggling. Which gets Mason cashiered from the army and a disgrace to his family.

So here he is on Tahiti living the good life and here comes John Mills now a big hotel tycoon, but still with the same feelings about Mason. What happens next is quite frankly not to be believed on any level.

In many ways the character that John Mills is playing is a variant from one of his greatest films Tunes Of Glory. He's the same kind of uptight character in Tiara Tahiti. But works in a tragedy really does not go well in this comedy.

In fact there's jealousy all around as Herbert Lom all made up as an Oriental is also quite jealous of Mason's upper class breeding even though he's two steps above a beachcomber. Tables get turned on him as well.

Tiara Tahiti is a beautiful, but quirky film that never quite gels.


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