Passed | | Adventure, Romance, Drama
50,000 feet of underwater footage was shot for this film, with a final total of 60 reels shot during the 22 weeks of production. It was eventually released as an 8-reel feature.
Taro goes a-courting!
Taro: This one is a great warrior! This one is a mighty hunter!
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer acknowledges, with gratitude, the sympathetic cooperation of government authorities toward the expedition that filmed this story in French Polynesia - - It also thanks the native inhabitants who play themselves.
The French censors replaced the acknowledgment statement (see Crazy Credits) with "... advising that the film is based on past customs which will never return because of more humane laws now in existence." Also deleted were scenes of the natives unknowingly being contracted for five years of hard labor in the phosphate mines.