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Bird of Paradise (1932)

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Release Date: Aug 12, 1932 Wide

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Having inherited the warhorse stage piece Bird of Paradise from his predecessor William LeBaron, RKO Radio production chief David O. Selznick opted to do the property up brown, hoping to transform the Richard Walton Tully original into RKO's "prestige" offering of 1932. Joel McCrea stars as a handsome South Seas soldier of fortune who falls in love with Dolores Del Rio, the daughter of a Polynesian native chieftain. Alas, their idyllic romance is destined to come to a sudden and violent end:

Sep 27, 1999

Kino Lorber

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If Bird of Paradise had used a director that knew how to loosen up but still become involved in the story, it might have had a more sensual, romantic feel in addition to its exoticism.

June 20, 2012 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

The photography is exotic, but the story is for the birds.

December 9, 2010 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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