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On an Island with You (3-May-1948)

Director: Richard Thorpe

Writers: Dorothy Kingsley; Dorothy Cooper; Charles Martin; Hans Wilhelm

Musical Direction by: Georgie Stoll

Producer: Joe Pasternak

Keywords: Musical, Romantic Comedy

Esther Williams is a movie star engaged to her co-star, Ricardo Montalban. She is stalked by a Navy lieutenant, Peter Lawford, who kidnaps her and flies her to a remote Hawaiian island. Maybe such a move wasn't creepy in 1948 when this was made? Overall weak musical. Some nice Xavier Cugat numbers and Jimmy Durante does his Jimmy Durante thing.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Leon Ames
Actor
20-Jan-1902 12-Oct-1993 Character actor, a SAG founder
Cyd Charisse
Dancer
8-Mar-1922 17-Jun-2008 Vamp dancer in Singin' in the Rain
Xavier Cugat
Musician
1-Jan-1900 27-Oct-1990 The Rumba King
Jimmy Durante
Comic
10-Feb-1893 20-Jan-1980 Everybody wants ta get inta da act
Peter Lawford
Actor
7-Sep-1923 24-Dec-1984 Rat Pack member
Ricardo Montalban
Actor
25-Nov-1920 14-Jan-2009 Roarke on Fantasy Island
Esther Williams
Actor
8-Aug-1921 6-Jun-2013 Aquatic thespian of the '40s and '50s

CAST

Esther Williams   ...   Rosalind Reynolds
Peter Lawford   ...   Lt. Lawrence Y. Kingslee
Ricardo Montalban   ...   Ricardo Montez
Jimmy Durante   ...   Buckley
Cyd Charisse   ...   Yvonne Torro
and
Xavier Cugat   ...   Himself
and His Orchestra   ...   Themselves
Leon Ames   ...   Cmdr. Harrison
Kathryn Beaumont   ...   Penelope Peabody
Dick Simmons   ...   George Blaine

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