Island of Desire

Island of Desire

Director: Stuart Heisler Cast: Linda Darnell, Tab Hunter, Donald Gray

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Overview

As directed by Stuart Heisler (The Glass Key) and produced by David E. Rose, this slick and glossy, Technicolor-drenched romantic melodrama stars two onetime screen heartthrobs, Linda Darnell and Tab Hunter. She's a nurse, Elizabeth Smythe, and he's a Marine corporal, Michael "Chicken" Dugan; the pair wind up stranded on a tropical isle following the explosion of a military ship in the Pacific. For some time, Michael and Elizabeth find themselves at odds, and spend lengthy periods quarreling, but romance eventually blossoms and the two fall in love. Unfortunately, that romance soon hits the rocks given the arrival of a third party on the isle, a gravely injured RAF pilot named William Peck (Donald Gray). Elizabeth nurses William back to health, and in the process, competition between the men for Elizabeth's affections grows overly fierce. This saga was originally released under the title Saturday Island but was also issued in some quarters as the more-alluring Island of Desire.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/26/2010
UPC: 0089859060328
Original Release: 1952
Rating: NR
Source: Kit Parker Films
Region Code: 0
Time: 1:33:00
Sales rank: 24,826

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Linda Darnell Elizabeth Smythe
Tab Hunter Michael J. "Chicken" Dugan
Donald Gray William Peck
John Laurie Grimshaw
Sheila Chong Tukua
Russell Waters Dr. Snyder
Michael Newell Eddie
Lloyd Lamble Officer of the Watch
Peter Butterworth Wounded Marine
Harold Ayer Marine Sergeant
Diana Decker Mike
Hilda Fenemore Ollie
Peggy Hassard Maggie
Brenda Hogan Jane
Macdonald Parke Ship's Captain

Technical Credits
Stuart Heisler Director
William Allwyn Score Composer
John Howell Art Director
Arthur Ibbetson Cinematographer
Russell Lloyd Editor
Stephanie Nordli Screenwriter
David E. Rose Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Island of Desire
2. Chapter 1 [8:30]
3. Chapter 2 [8:57]
4. Chapter 3 [4:49]
5. Chapter 4 [10:30]
6. Chapter 5 [8:04]
7. Chapter 6 [6:23]
8. Chapter 7 [4:39]
9. Chapter 8 [7:49]
10. Chapter 9 [3:49]
11. Chapter 10 [12:17]
12. Chapter 11 [10:13]
13. Chapter 12 [5:00]

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