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As a "period piece" and "social commentary", the film works fairly well.
Joan Fontaine is Harry Belafonte's love interest who is sympathetic to his plight, but still condescending towards the people he represents.
There was a very good performance by one of my not to favorite actresses too, Joan Collins.
Beautifully shot, good performances by all; racial separation in intimate scenes would be less overt today, but the plot was daring for the 50's.Published 17 days ago by Fred R. Hunter
Let's keep in mind this was made in 1957...very different time, or was it? Scandal, politics and romances and even interracial romances. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Russell S
I have read the book and thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Gorgeous settings, great acting, an interesting story line. Makes me want to visit BarbadosPublished 6 months ago by Been Heavy in Florida
Island in the Sun was released on June 12, 1957 to mixed critical reviews and entered the midst of strong controversy, particularly surrounding its interracial love stories. Read morePublished 9 months ago by TheClassicsNut65
Having read the book recently, I wanted to see the film also. The book was reworked by the film screenwriters and the changed scenes in the movie are more realistic and... Read morePublished 9 months ago by ComRat