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Refreshingly, the tropical melodrama Pearl of the South Pacific never takes itself too seriously. [[Performer~P46751~Virginia Mayo~virginiamayo]] heads the cast as a phony missionary, in cahoots with crooks [[Performer~P50575~Dennis Morgan~dennismorgan]] and [[Performer~P22750~David Farrar~davidfarrar]]. The trio intend to make off with a fortune in black pearls, which rests in an underwater shrine guarded by a huge octopus. On the verge of accomplishing the heist, the threesome are attacked by the local natives, who by now have glommed onto Virginia's duplicity. Only two of the three schemers survive the attack, but those two intend to turn over a new leaf once they return to civilization. The lovely legs of leading lady [[Performer~P46751~Virginia Mayo~virginiamayo]] are given generous screen time throughout most the proceedings, allowing the viewer to ignore the frequently imbecilic dialogue. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Virginia Mayo
as Rita Delaine
Dennis Morgan
as Dan Merrill
David Farrar
as Bully Hague
Murvyn Vye
as Halemano
Lance Fuller
as George
Basil Ruysdael
as Michael
Lisa Montell
as Momu
Carol Thurston
as Mother

Crew

Allan Dwan
Director
Benedict E. Bogeaus
Producer
Jesse Lasky, Jr.
Screenwriter
Talbot Jennings
Screenwriter
John Alton
Cinematographer
Louis Forbes
Composer (Music Score)
James Leicester
Editor
Carlos Lodato
Editor
Van Nest Polglase
Art Director
Gwen Wakeling
Costume Designer
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