Pacific Destiny (1956)

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Life is strange and worrying for a cadet who arrives in the Pacific in the colonial service. And the testy resident commissioner, who had been expecting an experienced man, soon shows his disapproval.


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29 April 2020 | JoeytheBrit
Pacific Destiny review
Modest fish out of water comedy-drama set on a picturesque South Sea island sees a young Denholm Elliott play an inexperienced Colonial Service Cadet at odds with crusty Commissioner Michael Hordern. Elliott was a fine character actor, but shows here that he lacked the screen presence to make it as a leading man. There's plenty of potential in his difficult relationship with Hordern, but he is too quickly shipped off to another island where every mild dilemma is resolved within a couple of scenes. The under-rated Sue Stephens provides an occasional distraction, but the film is too lightweight to make much of an impression.

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5 January 1959



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London, England, UK

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