1958. 87 min.
Sunday, July 7, 2013, 5:30 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
1958. With Dana Andrews, Jane Powell, Don Dubbins, Frederick Ledebur. Dwan’s last studio project is an adaptation of Herman Melville’s first novel, Typee, about two sailors who jump ship in the Marquesas Islands, where cannibalism is an issue. Although the film boasts some visual beauty, it is over-talky, with Andrews given lines like this evaluation of Powell: “You don’t find cannibals that pretty.” Slightly abridged version. 87 min.
In the Film exhibition Allan Dwan and the Rise and Decline of the Hollywood Studios
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