On the Isle of Samoa (1950)

Genres - Adventure, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In On the Isle of Samoa, beefcake star Jon Hall plays Kenneth Crandall, an unsavory gambler who absconds with his partner's money in a stolen plane. He crashes on an unchartered island, where he comes across a tribe of English-speaking natives, benevolently overseen by selfless missionary Peter Appleton (Raymond Greenleaf). The hard-bitten Crandall comes around to Appleton's way of thinking after a near-cataclysmic volcanic eruption, realizing at long last that money isn't everything. It helps, of course, that native girl Moana (Susan Cabot) has fallen in love with Crandall in the meantime.

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accident, bad-guy-turns-good, boating, crash, criminal, eruption, gambling, happiness, island, loot, love, missionary, native, paradise, partner, past, problems, repair-person, return, Samoan, sea, shipwreck, society, South-Seas, girl, plans