Island in the Sun

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Movie Info

On a Caribbean island, a rich landowner's son, Maxwell Fleury (James Mason), is fighting for political office against black labor leader David Boyeur (Harry Belafonte). As if the contentious election weren't enough, there are plenty of scandals to go around: Boyeur has a secret white lover (Joan Fontaine) and Fleury's wife, Sylvia (Patricia Owens), is also having an affair. And then, of course, there's the small matter of a recently murdered aristocrat (Michael Rennie).

Cast & Crew

Harry Belafonte
David Boyeur
James Mason
Maxwell Fleury
Joan Fontaine
Mavis Norman
Joan Collins
Jocelyn Fleury
Michael Rennie
Hilary Carson
Diana Wynyard
Mrs. Fleury
John Williams
Colonel Whittingham
Stephen Boyd
Euan Templeton
Patricia Owens
Sylvia Fleury
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Critic Reviews for Island in the Sun

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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 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • Daring for its era, but creaky and unintentionally funny today.

    February 14, 2006 | Rating: 2/5

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  • Jan 14, 2010
    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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