Return to Paradise Movie Review 1953

Information and Film Reviews for Return to Paradise the Movie

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Cooper is a soldier of fortune wandering through the Polynesian islands in the late 1920s. On a remote atoll he comes across a crazy missionary intent upon subduing the native population. Cooper falls in love with a native beauty (Haynes in her screen debut) and leads the natives in a revolt against authority. Cliched but with nice scenery from the location shoot in Samoa. Loose adaptation of the short story "Mr. Morgan" by James Michener.


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Available on VHS
Running time 100 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Drama, Island Fare, Period Piece: 1920s, Religion, Adapted from a Story, Books to Film: James Michener
Charles Kaufman
Gary Cooper, Roberta Haynes, Barry Jones, John Hudson, Moira MacDonald
Mark Robson
Robert Wise, Mark Robson, Theron Warth, United Artists

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