Calypso (1959)

Genres - Dance, Musical  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy  |  
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The culture of a Caribbean island drenched in sun and rhythmic music, and the calypso sounds themselves are the main focus of this thinly plotted drama about a racially mixed family. Popular activities like cockfights and festival occasions interrupt the story of Resy (Sally Neal), the attractive mulatto whose family is intent on marrying her off to a Caucasian man. For even on these Caribbean islands, a lighter skin color is unfortunately associated with the upper classes.

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aristocracy, cockfighting, daughter, family, marriage-arranged, music