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Temptation (1959)

L'île du bout du monde (original title)
When a ship bringing a contingent of international wounded from Korea is torpedoed, three women (two nurses and a secretary) and a male journalist survive and reach a lonely island in a ... See full summary »

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Henri Crouzat (novel), Henri Crouzat (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Magali Noël ... Jane
Dawn Addams ... Victoria
Rossana Podestà ... Caterina
Christian Marquand ... Patrick
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When a ship bringing a contingent of international wounded from Korea is torpedoed, three women (two nurses and a secretary) and a male journalist survive and reach a lonely island in a boat. Soon desire erupts among them, but jealousy, lust and madness lead the events to tragedy.

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

4 March 1959 (France) See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Referenced in Cabaret du soir: Episode dated 7 June 1958 (1958) See more »

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La isla del deseo
7 July 2011 | by EdgarSTSee all my reviews

As with many persons who saw this movie in the late 1950s or early 60s, it was an unforgettable experience for me during my adolescence. I just remember it was erotically intense, not graphic, with three very beautiful female stars of those years and the 50s version of a hunk, all alone in an island. There is a funny visual reference to it in T.G. Alea's "Memorias del subdesarrollo", when a film director (Alea playing himself) shows to the protagonist several scenes and shots that had been cut by Cuban censorship, and that he was planning to add to one of his own films. One of these clips belongs to this motion picture, when Christian Marquand is kissing one of the women and adjusts his body on top of hers, between her legs. It is funny to see it has three costume designers, when they were hardly dressed; three producers and so many composers! I would love to see it again. And it also had a sexier title in Spanish, "The Island of Desire".


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