South of Pago Pago (1940)

Genres - Adventure  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Beefcake star Jon Hall shows off his sleek physique in the exotic melodrama South of Pago Pago. The son of an island chieftan, young Kehane (Hall) defiantly opposes the efforts by crooked pearl hunter Bucko Larson (Victor McLaglen) to invade his domain. Larson and his minions hope to dissuade our hero by introducing him to seductive Ruby (Frances Farmer), who lures Kehane away from his childhood sweetheart Malia (Olympe Bradna). But Ruby turns honest at the last moment, saving Kehane's life at the expense of her own. Originally released by United Artists, this Edward Small production later made the revival-house rounds through the distribution channels of PRC Pictures.

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against-all-odds, death, invasion, marriage, pearl, pirate [seafarer], swashbuckler, treasure, tribe