The desperate love affair between a young Samoan chief and an American painter, against the will of her father. Amid this man-made tension comes a hurricane so devastating, the lives of the lovers and the entire island are imperiled.

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Cast

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Capt. Bruckner
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Charlotte Bruckner
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Dr. Danielsson
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Father Malone
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Jack Sanford
Dayton Ka'ne ...
Matangi
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Sgt. Strang
Ariirau Tekurarere ...
Moana
Alex W. du Prel ...
Cpl. Morrah (as Willie Myers)
Nick Rutgers ...
Cmdr. Blair
Nancy Hall Rutgers ...
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Samolo
Simplet Tefane ...
Velaga
Piero Bushin ...
Running Man
Noel Teparii ...
Tano
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The desperate love affair between a young Samoan chief and an American painter, against the will of her father. Amid this man-made tension comes a hurricane so devastating, the lives of the lovers and the entire island are imperiled.

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There is only one safe place... in each other's arms.

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12 April 1979 (USA)  »

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Forbidden Paradise  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Dino De Laurentiis originally offered the role of Charlotte to singer Anne Murray, who declined due to recording schedules. See more »

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Referenced in Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story (1995) See more »

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Lovely locations!
21 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I actually like this movie, if nothing else, for gorgeous Dayton Ka'Ne, the son of University of Dayton football star, LeRoy Ka'Ne, who graduated from U.D. in the early 50s (my mom was one of his professors). It's sad that he didn't do any more than one other film. The other well-known actors had to struggle with a pretty weak script, but Nino Rota's music was nice and the scenery was GORGEOUS! I watch this movie when I need a mini-trip from the Midwest. One thing I always wondered---what on earth did Matangi see in pale, bony Charlotte when he could have had any of the beautiful, voluptuous Polynesian girls on the island???


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