Song of the Islands

Song of the Islands

Director: Walter Lang Cast: Betty Grable, Victor Mature, Jack Oakie

DVD (Colorized / Full Frame)

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Overview

One of the shortest and sweetest of Betty Grable's Technicolor musicals, Song of the Islands casts the Leggy One as Eileen, the daughter of Hawaii-based Irish planter Dennis O'Brien (Thomas Mitchell). For many years, O'Brien has been carrying on a feud with local cattle baron Harper (George Barbier), who covets a patch of beach land that O'Brien owns but won't relinquish. It so happens that Barbier has a handsome son named Jeff (Victor Mature), who upon returning to Hawaii from the Mainland immediately falls in love with Eileen. Before the feud can be patched up, the audience is treated to an endless supply of music and dancing, with both Betty Grable and Victor Mature generously displaying the physical attributes which brought them worldwide fame. Incidentally, some wonderful outtake footage of Song of the Islands exists, featuring Grable and Mature giggling their way through a tender love scene.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/16/2014
UPC: 0024543991038
Original Release: 1942
Rating: NR
Source: Fox Mod
Presentation: [Full Frame, Colorized]
Time: 1:15:00
Sales rank: 38,960

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Betty Grable Eileen O'Brien
Victor Mature Jefferson Harper
Jack Oakie Rusty Smith
Thomas Mitchell Dennis O'Brien
George Barbier Harper
Hilo Hattie Palola
Billy Gilbert Palola's father
Lillian Porter Palola's cousin
Hal K. Dawson John Rodney
Amy Cordone Specialty
Harry Owens and His Royal Hawaiians Themselves
Alex Pollard Valet
Rudy Robles Native Boy
Bobby Stone Actor
Bruce Wong House Boy

Technical Credits
Walter Lang Director
William Le Baron Producer
Richard Day Art Director
Robert Ellis Screenwriter
Ralph Freed Score Composer
Mack Gordon Score Composer
Roger Heman Sound/Sound Designer
Thomas K. Little Set Decoration/Design
Helen Logan Screenwriter
Alfred Newman Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Johnny Noble Score Composer
Harry Owens Score Composer
Ernest Palmer Cinematographer
Hermes Pan Choreography
Guy Pearce Makeup
Robert Pirosh Screenwriter
Joseph Schrank Screenwriter
Robert L. Simpson Editor
Gwen Wakeling Costumes/Costume Designer
E. Clayton Ward Sound/Sound Designer
Joseph C. Wright Art Director

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