Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise

DVD - 2012
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A Handsome South Seas soldier of fortune falls in love with the daughter of a Polynesian native chieftain. Alas, their idyllic romance is destined to come to a sudden and violent end: tribal custom decrees that she is to be sacrificed to the local volcano. After initial resistance, the heroine nobly resigns herself to her fate, realizing that there is no place for her in her white loverb2ss civilization.
Publisher: [United States] : Kino Classics, 2012.
Edition: Kino classics ed.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (82 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.

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rufus_red4 May 01, 2014

A terribly old fashioned early talkie that was Delores Del Rio's first big hit. Joel Mcrea is perfectly dreamy. The film is notorious for a nude swimming scene but it's purely wholesome by today's standards. I didn't finish the movie, Del Rio speaks some kind of island language and the sound is poor. The story seemed very predictable, western man falls for beautiful island girl, you get the picture. Purely for fans of classic movies, a curio.

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