Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise

Director: Delmer Daves Cast: Louis Jourdan, Debra Paget, Jeff Chandler

DVD (Full Frame)

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Richard Walton Tully's war-horse theatrical drama Bird of Paradise was filmed twice in Hollywood. This second version stars Louis Jourdan as French sailor of fortune Andre Lawrence, who joins his Polynesian friend, Tenga (Jeff Chandler), on a visit to the South Seas. Once he's arrived in the tropical paradise, Andre falls in love with Chandler's nubile sister, Kalua (Debra Paget). Alas, their romance brings only disaster to all concerned. To appease the gods and prevent a volcanic eruption that will destroy her home and people, the girl offers herself up as a sacrifice. This Technicolor remake of Bird of Paradise prevented the TV release of the superior 1932 version, which starred Joel McCrea and Dolores Del Rio; only when the 1932 film lapsed into public domain was it afforded TV exposure.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/11/2013
UPC: 0024543878315
Original Release: 1951
Rating: NR
Source: Fox Mod
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:40:00
Sales rank: 10,406

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