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Island in the Sun

Island in the Sun(1957)

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Brief Synopsis

Set on a fictitious island in the Carribean during colonial British rule. It focuses on the life of a young charismatic and handsome black male with political aspirations. He finds himself confused on returning home when his romantic liaison with a white female tends to conflict with his political views. As rumor has it an interracial screen kiss caused quite a commotion in the U.S. when the film was released. The plot is further strengthened by a look at the lives of a white ex-pat family also living on the island. The family has to deal with problems of infidelity, racism and murder.

Cast & Crew

Robert Rossen Director
James Mason Maxwell Fleury
Joan Fontaine Mavis Norman
Dorothy Dandridge Margot Seaton
Joan Collins Jocelyn Fleury
Michael Rennie Hilary Carson
Diana Wynyard Mrs. Betty Fleury
John Williams Col. Whittingham
Stephen Boyd Euan Templeton
Patricia Owens Sylvia Fleury
Basil Sydney Julian Fleury
John Justin Dennis Archer
Ronald Squire Gov. Templeton

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 12 Jun 1957
Release Date:  1957 Production Date:  [CinemaScope]
Color/B&W:  Color (DeLuxe) Distributions Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Darryl F. Zanuck Productions, Inc.
Duration(mins):  119-120 or 123 Country:  Great Britain and United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  14    

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  • Island in the Sun

    Regg 2018-06-16

    This movie was very well done. It addresses many of the challenges of the world that we still live in today. Although many social aspects of the race... MORE>

  • Island in the Sun

    Sharon Booker 2013-09-11

    I really enjoyed this movie as it dealt with interracial dating at a time it was hardly heard of, let alone done. I disagree with the previous review that... MORE>

  • Island in the Sun (1957)

    James Higgins 2010-02-21

    60/100. Another one of those in the middle movies. It's very well produced, the art direction is quite interesting. Beautiful cinematography and the... MORE>