Flame of the Islands. 1956. USA. Directed by Edward Ludwig. With Yvonne De Carlo, Howard Duff, Zachary Scott. DCP. 90 min.
New York working girl Yvonne De Carlo uses money from an unexpected bequest to purchase an interest in a Nassau nightclub, where she installs herself as the hostess. Her vigorous interpretation of “Bahama Mama” and other Nelson Riddle–arranged hits earns her a wide-ranging collection of admirers, including publicist Zachary Scott, gambler Kurt Kasznar, and philosophical fisherman James Arness. Further complications ensue when she encounters her first great love, a Southern aristocrat (Howard Duff), whose child she had born 15 years previously. Alas, he does not recognize her ....
Thursday, August 16,7:00 p.m.The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
Saturday, August 11,1:30 p.m.The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2