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Island of Desire aka: Saturday Island
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Shipwrecked on an uninhabited South Seas atoll, a Canadian nurse (Linda Darnell) and a young Marine (Tab Hunter) initially clash, but as the weeks turn into months, begin to see each other through different eyes and give in to their natural impulses. But when an RAF flyer (Donald Gray) crashes on the island, the tropical love story is complicated by that familiar bit of romantic geometry, the Eternal Triangle. Product Specs: DVD5; Mono; 93 minutes; Color; MPAA - NR; 1.33:1 Aspect Ratio; Year 1951.
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Top Customer Reviews
Linda Darnell is beautiful,as usual, in this movie and it was Tab Hundter's first movie and he does very well. Acting of all of the three main characters is very well played and the scenes of love between Linda & Tab and the subsequent triangle when a downed pilot lands on the island, are all done tastefully unlike today's movies.
The resolution and color are beautiful and the sound is very good too. It is a nice wholesome movie and can be watched by the entire family and it has a nice ending.
The only thing in the movie that I questioned was Tab Hunter's character's ability to build so many huts in so little time and Linda making beautiful outfits, one dyed red, from a loon and threads made from within the bark of some native plants. But, it isn't distracting and makes for a nice story.
I highly recommend the purchase of this movie. It is certainly worth the cost which is not expensive.
I received the disk well packaged and in a short period after ordering it. I am glad that this movie was so greatly copied on to a dvd. I am in my sixties and had never seen it before even though, when I was young, my parents, who were movie buffs, took my sisters and me to most movies that played in the late forties & fifties until we were old enough to go on our own.
Buy it if you liked the late Linda Darnell or like Tab Hunter and you won't be sorry. It is a nice relaxing movie that is not dull or boring and moves along at a nice pace.
1. Linda Darnell
Date of Birth: 16 October 1923 - Dallas, Texas
Date of Death: 10 April 1965 - Glenview, Illinois
2. Tab Hunter (aka: Arthur Andrew Kelm)
Date of Birth: 11 July 1931 - New York City, New York
Date of Death: Still Living
3. Donald Gray
Date of Birth: 3 March 1914 - Tidburys Toll, Fort Beaufort, Cape Province, South Africa
Date of Death: 7 April 1978 - South Africa
4. Stuart Heisler (Director)
Date of Birth: 5 December 1896 - Los Angeles, California
Date of Death: 21 August 1979 - San Diego, California
SPECIAL BONUS FEATURES
ISLAND OF DESIRE (1952)
SUMMER STORM (1944) - Linda Darnell, George Sanders & Edward Everette Horton
ACTORS & SIN (1952) - Edward G. Robinson, Eddie Albert, Marsha Hunt, Alan Reed, Dan O'Herlihy,
Total Time: 93 min on DVD ~ VCI Entertainment #603 ~ (1/26/2010)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
For its day this movie was probably considered risqué, but in today's...Read more
Linda Darnell was gorgeous, as always.