Tahiti Nights


1h 3m 1944

Film Details

Also Known As
Song of Tahiti
Release Date
Dec 28, 1944
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 3m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5,680ft

Synopsis

Soon after Jack and his Four Vagabonds band conclude their engagement at a Honolulu hotel, Jack takes the band on a trip to the Tahitian island ruled by his mother, Queen Liliha. Jack, a light-skinned native of Tahiti, is in love with Betty Lou, the band's singer, who has remained in America. Soon after arriving at the Tahitian village, Jack's pal, Cyril Stonewall, also known as "Chopstick," is forced to contend with the unwanted attentions of Temata, an elderly Tahitian woman. At the same time, Jack's mother tells him that she has arranged his marriage to Luana, Chief Enoka's daughter. Though both Jack and Luana protest the arranged marriage, Lilihua and Enoka remain firm in their resolve to see the two take over the throne as husband and wife. As dictated by Tahitian custom, Luana is confined to a betrothal hut so that Jack cannot see what she looks like until the wedding. Luana is put under the care of a handmaid and two guards, but she manages to break out one day to take a private swim. The bride-to-be finds herself stranded in the water, however, when a monkey runs off with her sarong. Jack, who happens to be passing by the swimming hole, sees Luana's distress and rushes to her aid. Unaware of the identity of the beautiful young woman, Jack falls in love with Luana, who is also unaware of her new friend's identity. A romance between Jack and Luana soon flourishes, as they meet secretly, often bemoaning the fact that they are unable to marry each other. Later, when Jack discovers Luana's identity, he reverses himself and tells her that she should go ahead with the wedding. On the day of the wedding, Luana dresses her handmaid in her veil and sends her out of the hut in her stead so that she can escape. The Four Vagabonds save the day, however, when they bring Luana to Jack and introduce her to the man she loves.

Film Details

Also Known As
Song of Tahiti
Release Date
Dec 28, 1944
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 3m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5,680ft

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Notes

The working title for this film was Song of Tahiti.