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Island in the Sun (1957)

23 Mar

119m; U.K.

Director: Robert Rossen

Cast: James Mason, Joan Fontaine, Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belafonte 

Synopsis (IMDB): Set on a fictitious island in the Carribean during colonial British rule. It focuses on the life of a young charismatic and handsome black man with political aspirations. He finds himself confused on returning home when his romantic liaison with a white female tends to conflict with his political views. As rumor has it an interracial screen kiss caused quite a commotion in the U.S. when the film was released. The plot is further strengthened by a look at the lives of a white ex-pat family also living on the island. The family has to deal with problems of infidelity, racism and murder.

 
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Posted by on March 23, 2012 in Drama, Politics, Romance

 

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