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His Majesty O'Keefe Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Captain David O'Keefe is a character based on the real-life 18th-century American who introduced modern agricultural methods to the South Seas. Lest you think that His Majesty O'Keefe is merely a feature-length version of your local TV station's agribusiness report, be advised that O'Keefe is played by [[Performer~P98588~Burt Lancaster~burtlancaster]], his biceps fairly bursting out of his period costume. Lancaster's version of O'Keefe is a garrulous mercenary who agrees to help the native farmers in exchange for a fortune in Copra, an oil-yielding form of coconut pulp. In addition to Copra, the island is rich with Rice--[[Performer~P59940~Joan Rice~joanrice]], that is, who portrays the dusky native girl with whom O'Keefe dallies. His Majesty O'Keefe arrives at its anticipated slam-bang finale when O'Keefe does battle with greedy, usurping white traders. The film was freely adapted from the popular novel by Lawrence Kingman and [[Performer~P92429~Gerald Green~geraldgreen]]. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Burt Lancaster
as Capt. David O'Keefe
Joan Rice
as Dalabo
Andre Morell
as Alfred Tetens
Abraham Sofaer
as Fatumak
Archie Savage
as Boogulroo
Benson Fong
as Mr. Chou
Tessa Prendergast
as Kakofel
Lloyd Berrell
as Inifel
Charles Horvath
as Bully Hayes
Philip Ahn
as Sien Tang
Alexander Archdale
as Harris
Harvey Adams
as Friedlander

Crew

Byron Haskin
Director
Harold Hecht
Producer
Borden Chase
Screenwriter
Gerald Green
Book Author
Lawrence Klingman
Book Author
Otto Heller
Cinematographer
Dimitri Tiomkin
Composer (Music Score)
Dimitri Tiomkin
Musical Direction/Supervision
Paul Francis Webster
Songwriter
Louis Levy
Musical Direction/Supervision
Manuel del Campo
Editor
Marjorie Best
Costume Designer
Elizabeth Hennings
Costume Designer
Gus Drisse
Camera Operator
Daniel Nagrin
Choreography
Stanley Haynes
Production Manager
Stuart Freeborn
Makeup
Dimitri Tiomkin
Conductor
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