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South Seas Adventure (1958)

The fifth in a series of Cinerama travelogues---and not a Documentary since the vast majority of the film, aside from the scenery, is comprised of fictional stories. The first one involves ... See full summary »

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Charles Kaufman (original screenplay), Joe Ansen (original screenplay) (as Joseph Ansen) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diane Beardmore Diane Beardmore ... Kay Johnson
Marlene Lizzio Marlene Lizzio ... Marlene Hunter
Tommy Zahn Tommy Zahn ... Ted Hunter
Igor Allan Igor Allan ... Jean-Louis Martin
Ed Olsen Ed Olsen ... Amos Dorn, skipper of the Te Vega
Walter Gibbons-Fly Walter Gibbons-Fly ... Oley, the engineer
Fred Bosch Fred Bosch ... Pete, the cook
Eddie Titiki Eddie Titiki ... Self
Ramine ... Turia, dancer
Jay Ashworth Jay Ashworth ... Jim Perry
Maxine Stone ... Nurse
Don Middleton Don Middleton ... Her Husband
Hans Farkash Hans Farkash ... Stefan Koschek
Jannice Dinnen Jannice Dinnen ... Anna Koschek
Eric Reiman Eric Reiman ... David Koschek
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The fifth in a series of Cinerama travelogues---and not a Documentary since the vast majority of the film, aside from the scenery, is comprised of fictional stories. The first one involves an American girl, on a cruise to Hawaii, who makes friends with another American girl who lives in Hawaii. The first girl meets the second girl's family, and the Hawaiian-girl's brother takes an interest in her. The second segment follows the skipper of a sailing vessel taking the route followed by Captain Cook; the next concerns an artist who paints the sights of Tahiti; An American ex-G.I, stationed in New Zealand during World Warr II, returns for a real visit; and the finale is about a group of settlers arriving in the Australian out-back, and the value of the two-way radio.The 120-minute running time includes a 15-minute intermission, as part of the listed running-time. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The Biggest Cinerama Hit of Them All! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 1961 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Cinerama South Seas Adventure See more »

Filming Locations:

Christchurch, New Zealand See more »

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Sound Mix:

Cinerama 7-Track

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.59 : 1
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Trivia

The 2012 restoration reformats the picture into a three-dimensional computer graphic, the trademarked Smilebox Curved Screen Simulation, to replicate the film's original theatrical viewing experience. See more »

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This digital restoration is dedicated to the memory of Carl Dudley and Richard Goldstone See more »

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Referenced in Cinerama Adventure (2002) See more »

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Onward, Christian Soldiers
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Music by Arthur Sullivan
Lyrics by Sabine Baring-Gould
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not quite as good as it might've been
17 April 2018 | by FilmFanDaveBSee all my reviews

I see a reviewer in 2005 questioned a missing print and lamented that this hasn't been shown at Pictureville in Bradford, UK. Well, I'm delighted to report that I saw a digital Cinerama print at Pictureville today, so I guess lots of people have worked hard to achieve this in the meantime. An enjoyable film but not up there with some of the others - seven wonders of the world springs to mind, and the one with USA and Swiss couples on exchange visits... One thing that seemed odd and striking.... the Australian segment had no aboriginal people shown. Everyone in Australia in 1958 seems to be white!


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