Approved | | Action, Drama, Romance
A Polynesian sailor -- unjustly imprisoned after defending himself against a colonial bully -- is relentlessly persecuted by his island's martinet French governor.
The native village set was on 2½ acres of United Artists' back lot.
The church! It's going!
Terangi: Father Paul, come! The sea is breaking in, the walls are going, Look!
Father Paul: Take those who want to go. I am staying here!
Terangi: You will drown, Father Paul! You saved me. Take my arm and let me save you!
Father Paul: No, my son, Take Madame.
Madame Germaine De Laage: No! I'll...
When Terangi (Jon Hall) returns to Manukura after a 600-mile voyage across open ocean from Tahiti, he looks the same as when he left, except for some mild facial hair on his upper lip and his chin. After a voyage that long with no way to shave, he would have had a full beard.