Bird of Paradise (14-Mar-1951)|
Director: Delmer Daves
Writer: Delmer Daves
From a play by: Richard Walton Tully
Keywords: Romantic Drama
A young Frenchman accompanies the European-educated son of a tribal chieftain to his South Sea island and marries the chief's daughter with tragic consequences.
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Review by Kimo Ahia (posted on 22-Aug-2007)
This film in color was loaded with local extras and a movie that did a better than average presentation of native culture.
This should be the version available to the public. When viewed side by side with the 1930's version, the 1951 edition wins.
I remember it being filmed on portions of the island of Hawaii that were covered by lava in 1960 and 1992.
I had the rare opportunity of seeing a VHS copy a while back and wished I could have gotten a copy for my personal library.
Had tried very hard but unsuccessfully to obtain the film around 1977 to present on the Big Island of Hawaii where it would have been a sell-out program for a scholarship fund. Many would have come just to see their parents and grandparents on screen. I personally knew quite a few of the extras, even those with speaking parts.
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