Down Among the Sheltering Palms (1952)

Passed   |    |  Comedy, Musical, Romance


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War-weary Captain Willoby and his men are the occupation force on an island of lovely women...and are forbidden to fraternize.


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17 February 2007 | fwmurnau
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| Mediocre musical -- yawn
Oddball cast fails to enliven unimaginative rip-off of SOUTH PACIFIC. Songs by the brilliant Harold Arlen and Ralph Blaine make little impression.

Mitzi Gaynor is amusingly miscast as a native Polynesian girl (with honey-colored hair?!)

Lundigan has about as much charisma as one of the coconuts Gaynor keeps dropping on his head (in real life, of course, a coconut falling on you could easily kill you). Still, the three women in the picture compete madly for his attentions while a pack of love-hungry G.I.s act really stupid every time they glimpse a woman's ankles.

Filmed in 1950 but not released till 1953 -- that suggests to me the studio knew it was a stinker.

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Comedy | Musical | Romance

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