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Flame of the Islands (1956)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 6 January 1956 (USA)
The story of a café singer who buys a gambling casino, and the men who fall in love with her.

Director:

Edward Ludwig

Writers:

Bruce Manning (screenplay), Adele Comandini (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Yvonne De Carlo ... Rosalind Dee
Howard Duff ... Doug Duryea
Zachary Scott ... Wade Evans
Kurt Kasznar ... Cyril Mace
Barbara O'Neil ... Charmaine Duryea
James Arness ... Kelly Rand
Frieda Inescort ... Evelyn Hammond
Lester Matthews ... Gus
Donald Curtis ... Johnny
Nick Stewart Nick Stewart ... Nick
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The story of a café singer who buys a gambling casino, and the men who fall in love with her.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Foreign Adventure See more »

Filming Locations:

Bahamas

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Trucolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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It was during the filming of this movie, that James Arness was called to test for Gunsmoke (1955), which made him a star. See more »

Soundtracks

Take It or Leave It
Written by Sonny Burke and Jack Elliott
Performed by Yvonne De Carlo
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Duff did her wrong
28 July 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

I'm sure the cast and crew of Flame Of The Islands was grateful to Herbert J. Yates and Republic Pictures for a nice vacation in the Bahamas which were still a British colony when the film was released. The scenic cinematography of the Bahamas is the best thing that this film has going for it next to Yvonne DeCarlo's beauty. A pair of natural wonders.

As to the film itself it's a muddled cross between an action adventure film and a Back Street soap opera which I had trouble figuring out. Career woman DeCarlo is summoned by the widow Frieda Inescourt and given $100,000.00 in hush money as DeCarlo was Inescourt's late husband's Katharine Hepburn to his Spencer Tracy.

She takes the money and goes to the Bahamas to invest it in a new gambling club with Kurt Kaszner and on general principles one does not go into business with Kaszner and the characters he plays. Along for the ride is Zachary Scott. While in the Bahamas she meets up with both preacher/beachcomber James Arness and society lion Howard Duff and his Barbara O'Neil. Back when she was a teen Duff did her wrong.

One thing that you can rely on is that every male member in this cast was panting hot and heavy for Yvonne. Even the gangsters that Kaszner brought in as silent partners were giving her the once over. Who in this soap opera will Yvonne wind up with. That's for you to find out by watching.

A most subpar soap opera helped by Yvonne DeCarlo and those low cuts items she wears.


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