South of Pago Pago (1940)

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Beefcake star Jon Hall shows off his sleek physique in the exotic melodrama South of Pago Pago. The son of an island chieftan, young Kehane (Hall) defiantly opposes the efforts by crooked pearl hunter Bucko Larson (Victor McLaglen) to invade his domain. Larson and his minions hope to dissuade our hero by introducing him to seductive Ruby (Frances Farmer), who lures Kehane away from his childhood sweetheart Malia (Olympe Bradna). But Ruby turns honest at the last moment, saving Kehane's life at the expense of her own. Originally released by United Artists, this Edward Small production later made the revival-house rounds through the distribution channels of PRC Pictures.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure
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In Theaters:
 wide
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Studio:
United Artists

Cast

Victor McLaglen
as Bucko Larson
Jon Hall
as Kehane
Frances Farmer
as Ruby Taylor
Gene Lockhart
as Lindsay
Francis Ford
as Foster
Ben Welden
as Grimes
Nellie Duran
as Laulau
James Flavin
as Cafe Customer
Nina Campana
as Hono's Mother
Harry Woods
as Black Mike Rafferty
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An idyllic island paradise and all is happiness ... until de old white devil shows up looking to scour the surrounding pearl beds! McLaglen is the head pirate, as ruthless a brigand as ever was, but no dummy as he comes bearing gifts of which the notorious Frances Farmer is chief. Can innocent island boy Jon Hall stop the rape of his island kingdom and avoid the creamy clutches of Ms. Farmer? An old school adventure tale from the halcyon days before WWII and an easy smile.

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