Smuggler's Island (1951)

Genres - Adventure, Crime  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Jeff Chandler stars in the Universal actioner Smuggler's Island. Chandler plays ex-Navy frogman Steve Kent, now employed as a diver for hire in Macao. On the verge of bankruptcy, Kent is bailed out by mystery woman Vivian Craig (Evelyn Keyes), who wants him to locate a stolen cache of gold. Other interested parties include Vivian's shifty husband (Philip Friend) and ruthless pirate Bok-Ying (Marvin Miller). Crosses, double-crosses and triple-crosses abound before fadeout time. The climax is a Technicolorful fireworks display aboard Kent's sloop, wherein all loose plot strands are neatly tied up. Smuggler's Island doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but this fact does not lessen its entertainment value one iota.

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boating, cargo, diver, extramarital-affair, fireworks, gold, island, love, marriage, Navy, romance, scheme, search, smuggling, treasure, friendship