South Sea Sinner (1950)

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On a South Sea island, a local hoodlum tries to blackmail a tramp steamer sick crewman who's wanted for wartime collaboration with the Japanese and who's desperate to clear his name.


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  • Shelley Winters and Macdonald Carey in South Sea Sinner (1950)
  • Liberace in South Sea Sinner (1950)
  • Shelley Winters and Frank Lovejoy in South Sea Sinner (1950)
  • Shelley Winters and Macdonald Carey in South Sea Sinner (1950)
  • Shelley Winters and Macdonald Carey in South Sea Sinner (1950)
  • Shelley Winters, Macdonald Carey, and Liberace in South Sea Sinner (1950)

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28 July 2014 | jjnxn-1
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| Shelley looks like a million
From Shelley's brief sex siren period this over heated potboiler offers her a chance to shake her hips and prance around in midriff baring outfits, feathers and bangles.

In this remake of the Marlene Dietrich/John Wayne starrer Seven Sinners on a lower budget Shelley manages to inject a bit of characterization into her part even if she's obviously dubbed when singing. MacDonald Carey however is no John Wayne so Frank Lovejoy in his second lead role makes a stronger impression than he throwing off the balance of the story.

This was the screen bow of Liberace who plays the piano player in the gin mill our South Sea Sinner Shelley works at. He is completely shorn of his later glitz and at first seems as if he'll remain firmly in the background. But the film makers find a way even in the tropics to give him a spotlight moment complete with candelabra and mood lighting to offer up a performance that no refugee drifter would ever be capable of. It adds to the overall absurdity of the film and he does play beautifully.

Worth catching for Shelley's commitment to a role she probably hated doing and the sometimes wild designs the wardrobe department came up with for her.

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