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South of Tahiti

South of Tahiti(1941)

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While not Maria Montez's first film with credit billing, this is the one that Universal used to launch her sex-sand-sarong (the sandals came later) career---"Maria Montez-The Screen's New Blaze of Excitement"--- that lasted over four years until she was usurped by Yvonne DeCarlo. The taglines here were just a warn-up for what was to come---"Daring Days! Exotic Nights! in a forbidden Pagan Paradise" and one even foreshadowed the title of one of her future films; "WHITE SAVAGE! Daughter of Eve...with a Soul of Satan! Lashing men and beasts to hate...and love...in a forbidden Pagan Paradise!" The plotline says four men, Brian Donlevy, Brod Crawford, Andy Devine and Henry Wilcoxin, drift ashore to an exotic island where they meet a beautiful native girl. All become more than a little smitten with Melahi (Maria Montez), with the exception of Andy Devine who is only concerned about not becoming a meal for her pet leopard. They don't make 'em like this anymore.

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MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1941 Production Date:  Univ 16mm
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Duration(mins):  75 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  6,782    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • White Savage(1941)

    George Charbonnier 2011-12-21

    I don't recall Brian Donlevy/nor Broderick Crawford being in that movie..the stars were.other than Montez.Jon Hall,Sabu and Turhan Bey..also Sidney... MORE>

  • A BLACK AND WHITE GEM STONE

    rick hernandez 2006-09-26

    I remember watching this film at the local theatre as a young boy. Several months later I found myself still thinking about the female lead, Maria Montez.... MORE>