Bird of Paradise
|CYBER SALE:||$5.95 Limited Time Only|
|You Save:||$2.03 (25% Off)|
- Based On The Play By Richard Walton Tully
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 22 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: September 9, 2003
- Originally Released: 1932
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||John Halliday, Lon Chaney, Jr., Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher, Dolores del Rio & Joel McCrea|
|Directed by||King Vidor|
|Screenwriting by||Wanda Tuchock, Leonard Praskins & Wells Root|
|Screenplay by||Leonard Praskins, Wells Root & Wanda Tuchock|
|Composition by||Max Steiner & Milia Rosa|
|Director of Photography:||Clyde De Vinna, Edward Cronjager & Lucien Andriot|
"Vidor and Selznick were going for the full matinee thrill...and their film is packed with dense visuals and immaculate process-shot set pieces..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
Bird Of Paradise was inspired by Richard Walton Tully's Broadway play of 1912, which also spawned the 1930 Rudolf Friml musical Luana. Lavishly filmed in Hawaii, Bird Of Paradise is an explosive narrative of romance, tragedy and forbidden love.
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 27 ratings.
BIRD OF PARADISE is a remarkable film. It even manages to shine through a worn and scratchy print, and that says a lot. Produced by David O. Selznick (GONE WITH THE WIND) and sensitively directed by King Vidor (THE CROWD, OUR DAILY BREAD), this film is a tender treatment of a touchy subject: interracial romance. There's also an idyllic South Sea setting, an angry volcano, native dances choreographed by Busby Berkeley, the handsome Joel McCrea, and the almost-too-beautiful Dolores Del Rio baring it all for an intimate swim in the ocean.
That's a lot to get into one picture, but somehow it all hangs together. It can get corny and sentimental at times, and the PC crowd may not like it, but I found it immensely entertaining.
- Sales Rank: 2,328
- UPC: 089218422699
- Shipping Weight: 0.29/lbs (approx)
- International Shipping: 1 item
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