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Love Island(1952)

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The film begins with a narrated description of the rich cultural identity of the Malay Archipelago islands. Jerry Bragin's credit reads: "Musical numbers written and composed by Jerry Bragin." Although Elliott-Shelton Films, Inc. is listed as copyright holder in the opening credits, Love Island was not registered for copyright. Most reviews list Harold Kusell as screenwriter, but Daniel Kusell receives the sole writing credit onscreen. The July 1952 Daily Variety review points out that director Bud Pollard edited stock footage of Java and Hawaii into the film, which is supposedly set near Bali. The review also refers to the picture as "an unbelievably poor film which suffers inept production, directing, acting and writing." Goodman and Kaufman released the film in its initial 1952 run, and, according to a June 1960 Motion Picture Herald review, Astor Pictures re-released it in 1960.