An American missionary and his wife travel to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But the clash between the two cultures is too great and instead of understanding there comes tragedy.
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George Roy Hill
Reverend Abner Hale (Max Von Sydow), a rigid and humorless New England missionary, marries the beautiful Jerusha Bromley (Dame Julie Andrews) and takes her to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But the clash between the two cultures is too great and instead of understanding, there comes tragedy.Written by
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Its great American success at the box-office was not generally repeated in Europe. So much of James Michener's novel was left out of this adaptation, that a sequel, The Hawaiians (1970), used additional material from the book. This, however, was a major box-office disaster. See more »
When Abner and Jerusha approach their hut for the first time, there is a door covered with a net with a small open entrance next to it which they entered and found Iliki, but inside the hut, the small entrance can be seen next to a solid wall with no door. See more »
George Roy Hill's masterfully filmed piece of Michener's sprawling look at Hawaiian history.
This sprawling epic-length story is only a piece of Michener's book, but it's a grand slice nevertheless. Dalton Trumbo's literate script is ably delivered by a top-notch cast, including an astounding debut performance by non-actress Jocelyn La Garde as Malama. All the elements for a large-scale historical adventure are here, including a magnificent Elmer Bernstein score, staggering location cinematography and high-style dramatics by a prestigious cast. That all the production logistics come together this nicely is a tribute to the late Mr. Hill, give or take all the ridiculous rhetoric over the presentation of the Missionary position in this ultimately satisfying story. Big and beautiful.
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