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Island in the Sun (1957)

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Movie: Island in the Sun

  • Director: Robert Rossen
  • Stars: James Mason, Joan Fontaine, Dorothy Dandridge, Joan Collins, Michael Rennie, Harry Belafonte, Diana Wynyard, John Williams, Stephen Boyd, Patricia Owens, Basil Sydney, John Justin, Ronald Squire, Hartley Power, Barbara Upton
  • Release Date: June 12, 1957
  • Run Time: 119 min
  • Genre: Drama, Romance

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.

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