For Navy pilot Lt.Richard Tabor (Paul Valentine), it was the beginning of an adventure after being stranded on a Balinese island. While relating his story to his friend, the movie moves into a flashback mode where Dick gets to meet the beautiful sarong-swathed Sarna, (Eva Gabor) a Balinese beauty. It was love at first sight for the Sarna and Dick.
Displaying the Bali culture, this movie moves onto a cultural show as it shows how the women are married. Praying to the Bali gods, Sarna's dreams come true when Dick professes his love for her. But all is not well, as bad guy Jaraka (Malcolm Beggs) does not like this arrangement, so he so he has Sarna's father arrested on a false charge. Jaraka then drops a few subtle suggestions that the old man will never survive his imprisonment unless Sarna marries him. The old man refuses to give his daughter in exchange for his life, which Sarna over hears and unwillingly agrees to marry the evil Jaraka in order to free her father.
Just before the wedding is supposed to take place Sarna gets a surprise gift from one of her friends- an ancient trunk. Just as the wedding procession is on its way, Dick jumps out of the trunk to tell Sarna how much he loves her, and is ready to fight the vicious Jaraka to save her. What ensues is a violent exchange of blows between the hero and villain, and someone's life is lost in the bargain.
Running Time: 66 Minutes
MPAA Ratings: NR
An American gets stranded on an island full of the most laughably un-native natives you will ever see or hear. Paul Valentine starts as Richard Taber, a pilot who has crashed onto an island called Tubakara or whatever. English translation: Love Island! He falls head over heels over one of the native girls there played by Eva Gabor (!!!) but must fight for her from other white-men-playing-savage-beasts on the island. Realizing that this thin thin plot won't last for an hour, the filmmakers have also handily put in marriage customs (I think) of Other Lands for time-padding purposes. The end result is a bloody mess. Stilted acting, silly fight sequences, and laughable love scenes.. and oh yes, Taber SINGS in this too, makes for a less-then-hooty time.
Is it wrong to love a movie because the lead actor is really hot? I hope not, because Paul Valentine is dreamy and I could watch him in this film a hundred times without getting bored. The best part is that he is the lead in this very, very romantic, girly movie. You know he's going to do the right thing and get the girl in the end, but I was still on the edge fo my seat trying to figure out exactly how he would do it. The island location is beautiful and made me want to fall in love with him too! written by Jen
The real reason to buy this disk is if you are into Eva Gabor and want to follow all of her pictures. I think, but am not sure, that this is her first picture ever. She looks like she is about 15, but is still stunning. The picture itself is a love story about people trapped on a wild island with a fair about of adventure thrown in. Eva makes teh move and I was excited to find this early a picture of her. Written by Deacon
CAST & CREW:
John E. Gordon
Malcolm Lee Beggs
Richard W. Shankland
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