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Call of the South Seas (1944)

Approved | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 7 April 1944 (USA)
Princess Tahia, a beautiful French Polynesian idealist, falls in love with an American spy whose mission is to extradite an American embezzler living large on her South Pacific island.

Director:

John English

Writer:

Albert DeMond (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Janet Martin ... Princess Tahia
Allan Lane ... Kendall Gaige
William Henry ... Agent Paul Russell
Roy Barcroft ... Steve Landrau
Wally Vernon ... Handsome
Adele Mara ... Aritana
Duncan Renaldo ... Commissioner Charcot
Frank Jaquet ... Judge Fator
Anna Demetrio ... Latona
Richard Alexander ... Bailey (as Dick Alexander)
Nina Campana Nina Campana ... Nona (as Nena Campana)
Satini Pualoa Satini Pualoa ... Kualu (as Satini Puailoa)
Budd Buster ... Kanahu
John Eberts John Eberts ... Manu
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Princess Tahia, a beautiful French Polynesian idealist, falls in love with an American spy whose mission is to extradite an American embezzler living large on her South Pacific island.

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SIZZLING!!! With South Sea Sweeties and throbbing music!!!


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Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

South Sea Quest See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Blue Island
Music by Albert M. Newman (as Evan Newman)
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Sung by Janet Martin
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Instead of the West, Let's Set This One In Tahiti
23 March 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Allan Lane washes up on a small French Polynesian island. After he sobers up, he goes to work for Roy Barcroft, who runs most of the economy, thanks to his generosity towards the islanders and the goodwill of Janet Martin. She's the half-French princess of the island -- she'll become queen when she marries -- who sings in the local saloon. She develops a yen for Lane. Then one day, there's a ship in port, and off walks US government official William Henry. He wants Lane for embezzlement.

It sounds pretty awful, and it's a rather silly example of the South Seas Romance, but the performances are pretty guide, even if Miss Martin walks around with a showgirl smile. It's directed by John English, one of Republic's cohort of western directors, given a chance to operate outside his usual venue. In truth, it looks like a Western script, with some adjectives crossed out and replaced; change the location to a Mexican border town and it rewrites itself except for the underwater volcano. Thanks to an amiable cast and a quick running time (less than an hour) it ends up a decent time-waster.


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