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Plot: When a young South Seas sailor falls overboard, the beautiful daughter of a Polynesian king dives in and saves his life. Thus begins the romance of Johnny and Luana. Though Luana is promised to another man, Johnny whisks her away, and for a brief time the lovers live very happily together. But, when a local volcano threatens their lives, Luana knows that she must sacrifice herself to the volcanic gods in order to save her island.
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An Enjoyable Way to Spend An Hour
While the plot of this film may seem trite to us today, it was fresh and original in 1932 when it was made. This may well have been the first “throw the girl into the volcano” movie. Considering the technical limitations of film-making in 1932, the photography and special effects are quite good: the whirlpool, the erupting volcano and the river of lava.
Contradicting other postings to this website, I did not see a “rape” scene. What I saw was the male lead chase the female lead after she had been teasing him, then he wrestled her and pinned her down to introduce her to Western-style kissing. A rapist doesn’t kiss his victim, and a rape victim would not want her attacker to continue kissing her.
The action of the plot moves quickly and is never bogged down by the dialog. This is an entertaining film, which you could view as you would any antique: it’s charming for the era in which it was created.
Not as good as the 1951 remake!
Producer: David O. Selznick. Copyright 20 August 1932 by RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. New York opening at the Mayfair: 9 September 1932. Los Angeles opening at the Orpheum: 2 September 1932. London opening at the New Gallery: 10 January 1933. 9 reels. 80 minutes.
SYNOPSIS: Comparisons with Tabu (1951) are obvious. Instead of a native in love with a tabu maiden, substitute a white man. However, the comparison is a bit unjust as Tabu has rung the principal change on the 1912 stage play.
NOTES: The stage play opened on Broadway at Daly’s on 8 January 1912 and although it ran only a moderately successful 112 performances in New York with the legendary Laurette Taylor in the lead (playing opposite Lewis Stone, no less), it became a big hit throughout the USA and Canada in road and stock companies.
The film was re-made as Tabu in 1951 by 20th Century-Fox with Debra Paget, Louis Jourdan and Jeff Chandler. COMMENT: Frankly, I prefer Tabu, but there are many people who regard this version of the story as the more entertaining. Certainly it has a lot going for it, including the splendidly exotic Dolores Del Rio as the native girl and my favorite movie philosopher John Halliday as the worldly-wise yachtsman. “Looks like you’ll have to run for native prince,” he advises deck-hand McCrea. “On the Democratic ticket!”
The photography, however (at least in the print under review), leaves a lot to be desired. Some of the location material is far too dark. The much-vaunted Max Steiner music score also falls short by comparison with Tabu.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 20 min (80 min), 1 hr 22 min (82 min) (FMC Library Print) (USA)
Genre Adventure, Drama, Romance
Director King Vidor
Writer Richard Walton Tully, Wells Root, Wanda Tuchock
Actors Dolores del Rio, Joel McCrea, John Halliday
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (RCA Photophone System)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length 2,233.85 m (8 reels) (UK)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm