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Edit Cast Credited cast: Evan Manning The film was shot on location in Hawaii beginning in August Chandler had to be flown back every weekend to Los Angeles in order to fulfill his radio commitment to Our Miss Brooks. O'ahu native Queenie Ventura married name Dowsett , born , who was half pure Hawaiian and half Portuguese, joined the cast as a featured dancer and the local lead actress.
When the film was released, The New York Times film critic Bosley Crowther panned the film, writing, "There is certainly nothing original—or particularly blissful, we would say—about the romantic tumble here taken by a visiting white man for a beauteous native maid Unfortunately, Delmer Daves, who directed and wrote the script, either didn't or wasn't permitted to pitch the whole film in this slyly kidding vein.
And the consequence is a rambling mishmosh of South Sea romance and travesty, of solemn high-priesting and low clowning, of never-never spectacle and sport. The rehearsal continues and Wood attacks Marjorie for her lack of commitment to her character and goads her into a deeply felt rendition of "You're Mine".
Meanwhile, Homer is intent on re-writing the end of his play, determined to make it a bleak and bitter reflection of his present circumstances. After a devastating encounter with Julia, he tears up what he has written and seeks solace at the piano remembering a song he wrote as a child "Things I Can't Forget".
Marjorie surprises them both by picking up the pieces and mother and son end up - for the first time - comforting each other "After Opening Night". During dress rehearsal , as the actors are deep in character and loving every miserable minute, they give thanks to the man who made their lives worth living "Chekhov". Wood enters with a crushing announcement: he has been offered the part in New York and he must leave that night.
Julia runs off, believing she is included in his plans. The group is devastated. Homer tries to convince him to stay, but Wood goes, leaving Julia behind, her illusions destroyed. It is a shame because this would have been a real five-star product if the sound had matched the picture. I should have given this only three stars, but, even with the sound off, Joel McCrae is glorious to behold.
Thank you for your feedback. Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again. Acclaimed director King Vidor, an exotic Dolores del Rio and a young and vibrant Joel McCrea created a film that must have been shocking for its day.
It's a simple story of boy meets girl but because of their very different backgrounds, the love is doomed. Joel McCrea's Johnny decides to stay on beautiful Polynesian island after falling in love with the the chief's beautuiful daughter Luana played by silent screen star Dolores del Rio. The leave for a nearby island to consume their love knowing fate will eventually intervene.
It must have been shocking to see Dolores del Rio swimming nude in the dark waters. It is very tasteful and harmless. Luana is always topless except for a very strategically place lei that she wears. It must be glued in place since it never moves even when she is dancing.
The filmmakers did try for realism. The islanders do not speak English so Luana is wildly speaking some sort of made-up language as Johnny speaks to her in English. Again, remembering the year was , one has to think what must have been shocking in that time and how people would have expected Pacific Islanders to be portrayed. The film probably is dated by our standards of the day but there is a charm to it.
Joel McCrea is at the height of his youthful vigor with a respectable film career to follow. Dolores del Rio career eventually fizzled and this is the first time I had seen her in a film. It's fun to take a step back in time and imagine what this film represented to the movie going public in The movie itself is three stars - a mediocre story of primary interest to pre-code film fans.
What bumps up the rating is the blu ray transfer - it is worlds better than the terrible transfer found on the DVD. If you get a good price on a blu ray copy it is worth the upgrade.La anécdota dice que David O. Selznick, el mítico como dictatorial productor, encargó a King Vidor una cinta cuya trama no importaba, sino que deseaba tres cosas: Que se llamara "Ave del Paraíso", que tuviera a la actriz mexicana Dolores del Río (The mexican actress .