Bird of Paradise (1932)

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A native girl falls for a visitor to her island, but she's chosen to be sacrificed to the volcano god.


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  • Dolores del Rio and Joel McCrea in Bird of Paradise (1932)
  • Dolores del Rio and Joel McCrea in Bird of Paradise (1932)
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2 June 2000 | Ron Oliver
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| Love, Romance & A Volcano
A young man, sailing the South Seas with friends, is saved from a shark by a lovely chief's daughter. They fall madly in love, only to have him learn that his beautiful BIRD OF PARADISE is destined to be sacrificed to Pele, the volcano god.

Essentially a piece of fluff, this film is enhanced by the performances of Dolores Del Rio & Joel McCrea. They handle the romantics quite nicely (her skinny dip providing proof this is a pre-Production Code movie). The rest of the cast, which includes Lon Chaney Jr. & 'Skeets' Gallagher, exist purely to provide support to the stars.

Location filming in Hawaii and a beautiful, evocative score by Max Steiner emphasize the languid mood of the plot.

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