Fire in the Flesh (1964)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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In this South Sea island romance, a professor, his daughter and his assistant are shipwrecked upon an island when their scientific expedition goes awry. After a decade there the professor dies and the two young people decide to become "husband and wife." The jealous husband worries that he will lose his bride if they go back to the real world. When a ship is at long last sighted on the horizon he "forgets" to light the signal fire. The ship, filled with smugglers, moors offshore anyway. The smugglers find the couple and decide to kill the man and keep the woman for themselves. The husband, desperate to save his wife, leads the crooks to a large cache of pearls. The greedy smugglers begin fighting amongst themselves and they all die. Later the captain, learning of an impending typhoon, comes ashore to find his crew. He finds the bodies, but the husband has disappeared. He tells the woman that he was probably killed and she goes with him to the boat. As they are leaving, she sees him standing on a cliff. Without hesitation, the woman dives overboard to join her man.

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boating, captain [military], civilization, crew, criminal, daughter, expedition, greed, gunfighter, husband, island, island-deserted, jealousy, love, marriage, overboard, pearl, professor, rescue, sailing, sea, sea-disaster, search, shipwreck, smuggling, South-Seas, stranded, swimming, treasure, typhoon, fire