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Pearl of the South Pacific

  • Action
  • 1955
  • Allan Dwan
  • 84 mins
  • PG

Summary

Two beachcombers with a yacht join woman-with-a-past Rita on a quest for black pearls on a secret island. Arrived, they find another white man has made himself high priest; but George, the latter's handome son, is fair game for Rita, who lands in the guise of a missionary! The inevitable conflict over the pearls brings violence and corruption to the quiet island.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

This piece of tosh is actually enjoyable if you're in the mood for pure cheese, a typical adventure story from the days when magnate Howard Hughes was running RKO studios into the ground. There's a great deal of period charm in the Technicolored tale for fans of both the exotic and of cheesy sets trying to look like authentic locations, but, although Virginia Mayo is just about adequate in the lead, her two male co-stars - Dennis Morgan and David Farrar - are well past their primes. Veteran director Allan Dwan knocked out a series of these melodramas in the 1950s, but this isn't one of the better ones.

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Credits

Cast

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Rita DelaineVirginia Mayo
Dan MerrillDennis Morgan
Bully HayesDavid Farrar
GeorgeLance Fuller
HalemanoMurvyn Vye
MichaelBasil Ruysdael
MomuLisa Montell
MotherCarol Thurston

Crew

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DirectorAllan Dwan

Details

Theatrical distributor
R.K.O. Radio Pictures Ltd
Released on
1955-07-24
Languages
English
Formats
Colour
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