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Johnny Lingo (1969)

Not Rated | | Drama, Family, Short
Johnny Lingo, one of the sharpest traders in the south pacific islands decides to bargain for a wife, and offers a record price of eight cows for Mahana, a plain girl who shuns contact. ... See full summary »

Director:

Judge Whitaker (as Wetzel O. Whitaker)

Writers:

Patricia McGerr (story), Claire Whitaker (screenplay) (as Orma W. Wallengren)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Makee K. Blaisdell ... Johnny Lingo (as Blaizdel MaKee)
Naomi Kahoilua Naomi Kahoilua ... Mahana
Francis L. Urry Francis L. Urry ... Trader Harris
Joseph R. TeNgaio Joseph R. TeNgaio ... Moki's Counselor
Joseph W. Ah Quin Joseph W. Ah Quin ... Moki
Malofou Maumasi Malofou Maumasi ... Tulo
Kent Fonoimoana Kent Fonoimoana
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Storyline

Johnny Lingo, one of the sharpest traders in the south pacific islands decides to bargain for a wife, and offers a record price of eight cows for Mahana, a plain girl who shuns contact. This causes quite a sensation on the island. A year later Johnny and his wife return for the first time since the marriage, and all find that something miraculous has occurred to Mahana. Johnny explains that by paying eight cows he proved that she was worth more to him than any other woman on the island. He gave her a great gift, that of self-worth. Written by Brian Greenhalgh

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Short

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Johnny Lingo See more »

Filming Locations:

Laie, O'ahu, Hawaii, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

A heavy duty generator was rented from the company producing the TV series Hawaii Five-O (1968) and an offer to provide the use of any other equipment that might be needed was made. However, they said not to ask for any help with casting, since they were having difficulty in casting their own productions. See more »

Quotes

Moki: Mahana, you ugly. What are you hiding up there for ? Today is the day of bargaining. Come down and be ready to greet your husband to be.
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Connections

Spoofed in The R.M. (2003) See more »

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oh my
31 July 2008 | by god1-1See all my reviews

Are you guys kidding? This is one of the worst films ever! The acting is atrocious, and there is almost nothing morally redeemable about the film at all. Racist, sexist, imperialistic--c'mon, get a life! The little 'slave' boy, grinning lackey slacker? Who just won't work reliably for the white trader? The idea that women's worth is to be measured on the basis of her looks (though admitting we can sometimes be wrong about it)???? That men set the value of all things, including women?

This is truly as bad as it gets. Too bad Mormon children --especially the girls-- have to grow up with this crap.


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