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During World War II South Sea beachcomber Walter Eckland is persuaded to spy on planes passing over his island. He gets more than he bargained for as schoolteacher Catherine Frenau arrives on the run from the Japanese with her pupils in tow!Written by
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Walter's boat, which he bought from one Mr. Van De Hoven, is named "Vrolijkheid", which is Dutch for "Glee". See more »
For the sake of pacing, numerous liberties are taken with the way two-way radio actually works (overlaps, interruptions, etc.). See more »
[Jenny, who won't talk, has just given him a bottle of liquor. She doesn't reply when he says "Thank you." He holds up a whistle]
See this whistle?
[Jenny nods "yes"]
Would you like to have it?"
[She nods "yes" again]
OK. Now, all you have to do is repeat three simple words after me. Is that a deal?
[She nods "yes"]
Just repeat three words. Alright. Elephant.
[Looks from Eckland to the whistle and back. Seems to consider for a moment]
[He smiles, slightly]
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Vintage Cary Grant in a romantic WWII farce with Leslie Caron.
This is vintage Cary Grant, reminiscent of his earlier romantic comedies. He plays Walter Eckland, a rough, gruff, unkempt loaner coerced into being a spotter for the Royal Navy on a remote Pacific island. He is forced to take in a teacher and her seven charges, all female, ranging in age from 5 to 14. Leslie Caron is excellent and funny as the teacher. She sets out to change Walter "for the sake of the girls" by pouring out all his whiskey. One of the best scenes in the film comes when Leslie Caron is supposedly bitten by a snake (a stick) and Walter gets her drunk to ease the pain of her dying. This is great comedy. This film is a MUST SEE for Grant fans. Rating: 9.0
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