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Aloha, le chant des îles (1937)

During the London-Melbourne race, two aviators, one male (Guy,) the other female (Betty), are forced to land on a lost island in Polynesia. They learn to survive in difficult conditions and... See full summary »


Léon Mathot


C.A. Gonnet (story), Charles Spaak (dialogue) | 1 more credit »




Credited cast:
Arletty ... Ginette Gina
Jean Murat ... Le capitaine Guy Rungis
Danièle Parola ... Betty Stanton
André Alerme ... Lord Stanton (as Alerme)
Raymond Aimos Raymond Aimos ... Pantois (as Aimos)
Ketti Gallian ... Maoupiti
Nilda Duplessy ... La religieuse
Adrien Lamy Adrien Lamy ... Édouard
Charles Moulin Charles Moulin ... Manika
Frédéric Mariotti Frédéric Mariotti ... Le capitaine
Ernest Ferny Ernest Ferny ... Le premier officier
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Henry Bonvallet Henry Bonvallet
Maurice Caslande Maurice Caslande
Jean Clarens Jean Clarens
Amy Colin Amy Colin


During the London-Melbourne race, two aviators, one male (Guy,) the other female (Betty), are forced to land on a lost island in Polynesia. They learn to survive in difficult conditions and fall in love. Back in civilization, their union does not prove obvious. Pierre is already married to Ginette, a movie actress, and Betty is engaged to her cousin Edouard. Moreover, Lord Stanton, her rich father, will not hear of a marriage with Guy. Will love ultimately triumph in spite of everything? Written by Guy Bellinger

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16 December 1937 (France) See more »

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Aloha See more »

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1.37 : 1
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Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I never Flew from London to Melbourne but found love
5 March 2011 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Arletty's name may lure customers in ,for she is at the top of the cast and credits on the page ;actually her name is the last to appear on the screen.Her appearance does not exceed 10 minutes at the beginning when she plays the mistress of an officer who takes part in the great London-to -Melbourne (no less!) airplane race and takes advantage of it for her career (she's an actress).No time enough to really shine or were the producers afraid she might outstrip the principals? Apart from the officer ,the only woman in the competition is an English rich girl played by bland Daniele Parola ;so the question is:why did n't they take an English actress ,fluent in French,such as the marvelous dynamic Betty Stockfeld ?Stockfeld was attractive ,funny and she had plenty of go .Parola had none.Ditto for Alerme (!) as the wealthy Lord , a papa proud of his family tree .Who could believe they came from perfidious Albion (as Arletty called it ) ?

Two plane wrecks and the two aviators land up (or down) on a small island in the sun where they meet two "natives" Aloha and Maoupiti;both are white actors made up as locals .For the record,Charles Moulin ,who plays the male native ,would be Ginette Leclerc's lover in Pagnol's "La Femme Du Boulanger" (the baker's wife)the following year.The lack of means show in these exotic scenes ,including pearls,pirates ,and life Robinson Crusoe style .You would never guess it ,but the two failed aviators fall in love ! When they return ,Papa wouldn't hear of a marriage .

So the exotic adventures movie turns into a melodrama ;the director backs on both horses and fails twice .

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