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Island in the Sun (1957)

119 min - Drama, Family - 12 June 1957
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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.

Director:  Robert Rossen
Writers:  Alfred Hayes

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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.



Tagline: The place is the West Indies . . . the sun hides many things.

Genres: Drama, Family

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  12 June 1957

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Darryl F. Zanuck Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 59 min

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