Tiara Tahiti (1962)





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In his first effort at directing a feature-length film, William (Ted) Kotcheff, best-known for movies like The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, does an excellent job in making this drama effective. He is helped in no small part by James Mason as Brett Aimsley, a sophisticated, at-ease former junior partner in a brokerage firm, and John Mills as Lt. Col. Clifford Southey, a former clerk in that same company. During the war, the lieutenant carries his sense of inferiority from his peacetime job as a clerk with him. So when he has a chance to nail Brett (a junior officer now) for trying to bring some censored goods back into London, he takes the chance and Brett is drummed out of service. Brett heads for Tahiti and a pretty good life in the sun, until Clifford shows up on the island with big plans to build a hotel -- bringing with him the same defensive attitude. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Romance
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James Mason
as Capt. Brett Almsley
John Mills
as Lt. Col. Clifford Southey
Claude Dauphin
as Henri Farengue
Herbert Lom
as Chong Sing
Rosenda Monteros
as Belle Annie
Jacques Marin
as Marcel Desmoulins
Peter Barkworth
as Lt. David Harper
Roy Kinnear
as Capt. Tom Enderby
Libby Morris
as Adele Franklin
Madge Ryan
as Millie Brooks
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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
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Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 8, 2005
New York Times
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Mills's awkward snootiness and Mason's charming roguishness make for several splendid scenes.

Full Review… | July 23, 2011
Movie Metropolis

The film has its merits, and while it's no overlooked gem or undiscovered treasure, it's pleasant enough entertainment.

Full Review… | July 23, 2011
Movie Metropolis

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