Island of desire is a film directed by stuart heisler with linda darnell, tab hunter, donald gray, john laurie, year. At one time, much earlier in her career, linda darnell was one of my favorites no great shakes as an actress, but very beautiful and pleasant particularly in films. Made in 1952, let me first say, what a handsome man tab was. Churchills island free wwii propaganda film chronicling the defense of great. As directed by stuart heisler the glass key and produced by david e. Perhaps that, along with its stars, recommends the film more than anything else. Ii supply ship explodes at sea, leaving shipwrecked a handsome corporal and a ravishing nurse.
As directed by stuart heisler the glass key and produced by david. Retitled island of desire on its us release, saturday island is featured here in a brandnew transfer from the original colour film elements, in its. Former president of kiribati anote tong born 11 june 1952 served as. Linda darnell and tab hunter in saturday island 1952. He strives to bear witness to complex human stories and focus especially on the. The stranger free directed by orson welles and starring edward g. They find a skeleton on saturday island known in the us as island of desire and read the diary of grimshaw in a flashback to 1930, john laurie as grimshaw loses native lover sheila chong as tukua and is attacked by a sea serpent back in the present, mr. This was tabs first film and he is extremely green but tries his best and he certainly looks like an island boy. Island of desire 1952 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Marchs work is diverse, but grounded in a passionate desire to communicate.
The july 22, 1952 edition of the new york times noted that this film would make its local debut at lowes metropolitan theatre in brooklyn on wednesday, july 30. Saturday island also known as island of desire is a 1952 british technicolor adventure romantic war film directed by stuart heisler and starring linda darnell, tab hunter, donald gray. Fear and desire free an uncut print of stanley kubricks lost early film. Linda darnell, tab hunter, donald gray, sheila chong en john laurie. Rose, this slick and glossy, technicolordrenched romantic melodrama stars two onetime screen heartthrobs, linda darnell and. With linda darnell, tab hunter, donald gray, john laurie. A vintage movie poster island of desire starring linda darnell and tab hunter 52169 copyright 1952 united artists corporation.
This saga was originally released under the title saturday island but was also issued in some quarters as the more alluring island of desire. Appearing in his first major screen role, hollywood teen idol tab hunter stars opposite linda darnell in this drama of restrained passion set on a remote south pacific island during world war two. Overview of island of desire, 1952, directed by stuart heisler, with linda darnell, tab hunter, donald gray, at turner classic movies. Linda darnell, tab hunter, and donald gray in saturday island 1952.
Vintage movie poster island of desire 1952 chairish. The attraction between them is strong, but their love nest is threatened when an injured pilot. Donald gray, the onearmed actor who played mark saber, p. Hunter finds himself increasingly aroused by his island mate, but ms. In 1943, an allied hospitalship is sunk by the japanese in the southpacific where a nurse and a marine become marooned on an island abandoned by natives.1425 57 981 135 851 633 1305 1480 853 82 1282 722 619 1368 377 859 1027 642 454 1430 936 1174 418 561 22 470 1372 681 445 613 561 860 1401 569 972 607 321 238 327 27 1205 1133 608 119 546 1008 1221 1466 1045 1413