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Bird of Paradise
- Dolores Del Rio

Overview - Having inherited the warhorse stage piece BIRD OF PARADISE from his predecessor William LeBaron, RKO Radio production chief David O. Selznick opted to do the property up brown, hoping to transform the Richard Walton Tully original into RKO's "prestige" offering of 1932.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Having inherited the warhorse stage piece BIRD OF PARADISE from his predecessor William LeBaron, RKO Radio production chief David O. Selznick opted to do the property up brown, hoping to transform the Richard Walton Tully original into RKO's "prestige" offering of 1932. Joel McCrea stars as a handsome South Seas soldier of fortune who falls in love with Dolores Del Rio, the daughter of a Polynesian native chieftain. Alas, their idyllic romance is destined to come to a sudden and violent end: tribal custom decrees that Del Rio is to be sacrificed to the local volcano. After initial resistance, the heroine nobly resigns herself to her fate, realizing that there is no place for her in her white lover's civilization. A more conservative (and far less costly) version of BIRD OF PARADISE was filmed in 1952, with Jeff Chandler and Debra Paget.

Cast List

Lucien Andriot - American Director of Photography\B-Films
Busby Berkeley - Choreographer/Director
William Berkeley Enos - Choreographer/Director
Edward Cronjager - American Director of Photography
Peter DeRose
Clyde De Vinna
Leonard Praskins - Screenwriter\"The Champ"
Wells Root - American Screenwriter
Milia Rosa
Max Steiner - Score composer
Wanda Tuchock - American Screenwriter
King Vidor - Director/Actor/Screenwriter
Richard Walton Tully - Playwright - Bird of Paradise
Agostino Borgato
Wade Boteler - American Character Actor
Lon Chaney Jr. - American actor, THE WOLFMAN (1941)
Creighton Chaney - American actor, THE WOLFMAN (1941)
Lon Chaney - American actor, THE WOLFMAN (1941)
Dolores Del Rio - Mexican actress
Skeets Gallagher
Arnold Gray
Creighton Hale - Irish Character Actor
John Halliday - American actor, THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940)
Joel McCrea - American Actor
Sophie Ortego
Pukai
Bert Roach - American Actor
Reginald Simpson

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 80
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 089218422699
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: September 2003

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Action
Romance
Melodrama
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Romances
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Reviews:
"Vidor and Selznick were going for the full matinee thrill...and their film is packed with dense visuals and immaculate process-shot set pieces..." - 07/01/2012 Sight and Sound

 
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