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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 »

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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 »

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Take It or Leave It
Written by Sonny Burke and Jack Elliott
Performed by Yvonne De Carlo
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Yvonne shines
28 May 2005 | by tday-1See all my reviews

Fairly entertaining melodrama of girl who is paid off by rich widow for supposed intrigue with her,deceased rich husband. Yvonne buys into gambling casino in the Caribbean. Naturally,she attracts the attention of the local men, including her old boyfriend,a spoiled society guy who dumped her years before. Republic was struggling to stay afloat in the fifties,still pushing out forties-style movies on a changing movie audience. Yvonne is very watchable as always and makes the most of her role. She has a good supporting cast,including a young James Arness (tv's Matt Dillon.)The photography and location work are very nice. Not a classic but pleasant time filler.


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