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Island in the Sun

Island in the Sun (1957)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1957 Wide

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Political intrigue and romantic gamesmanship send an already torrid Caribbean community to the boiling point in this drama. Maxwell Fleury (James Mason) and David Boyeur (Harry Belafonte) are two men running for political office in a British-controlled island in the West Indies. Maxwell is the son of a wealthy and socially prominent white family, while David is a black labor leader with a groundswell of popular support but little money. A scandal erupts in the press alleging that Maxwell is of

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Alfred Hayes

Jan 10, 2006

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Rossen (Oscar winner for All the King's Men) may not have been the right director for such a juicy and colorful ensemble melodrama, which at the time was considered audacious and controversial due to its handling of interracial relationships.

April 2, 2009 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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Daring for its era, but creaky and unintentionally funny today.

February 14, 2006 Full Review Source: Film Threat
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The settings are very beautiful, the cast of fine actors all look gorgeous and perform well but the script is pretty much a dog and just sort of plods along with too many plots lines and too little drama.
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