Flame of the Islands (1955) - Rotten Tomatoes

Flame of the Islands (1955)

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Yvonne de Carlo is at her most smokily exotic in the Republic "special" Flame of the Islands. Filmed on location in the Bahamas, the story focuses on Rosalind Dee (Ms. DeCarlo), a cabaret singer who aspires to enter High Society. To this end, she comes into possession of a great deal of money through rather underhanded means. Rosalind forms a partnership with gambling-club owners Wade Evans (Zachary Scott) and Cyril Mace (Kurt Kasner), building the establishment into a gathering place for the Elite. Along the way, she attempts to rekindle a romance with randy playboy Doug Duryea (Howard Duff), but it is true-blue Kelly Rand (James Arness) who rescues Rosalind from gangland intrusion in the final reel.

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Cast

Yvonne De Carlo
as Rosalind Dee
Howard Duff
as Doug Duryea
Zachary Scott
as Wade Evans
James Arness
as Kelly Rand
Kurt Kasznar
as Cyril Mace
Barbara O'Neil
as Mrs. Duryea
Frieda Inescort
as Mrs. Hammond
Leslie Denison
as Foster Williams
Peter Adams
as Clint Johnson
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This mess of a movie is good for a few unintentional laughs but if you're looking for things like common sense or good plot development this would not be the place to start. Cut rate melodramatics with Duff phoning it in, Yvonne giving an very uneven performance and Barbara O'Neil and James Arness both trying to inject some kind of quality work in support. Zachary Scott although prominently billed is wasted in a throwaway role and looks unwell. For a film shot in the Bahamas which should add some kind of beauty to it this is a rather ugly muddy looking film. Why is everybody orange? For B movie aficionados this is perfect for others beware!

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