Tahiti Nights (1945)

Genres - Musical  |   Run Time - 63 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Sam White, brother of Columbia Pictures' 2-reel-comedy maven Jules White, served as producer of the quickie Columbia musical Tahiti Nights. The lissome Jinx Falkenberg plays Tahitian princess Luana, who is promised in marriage to American bandleader Jack (Dave O'Brien). Luana is delighted by the arrangement, but Jack is less enchanted, and he spends most of the film trying to wriggle out of the wedding. In the meantime, Luana and a chorus line of sun-kissed sweeties dance to such tunes as "Let Me Love You Tonight," which in 1945 was a Hit Parade favorite. Featured in the cast of Tahiti Nights is hefty Hawaiian nightclub entertainer and radio star Hilo Hattie, who brightened many an otherwise dreary tropical musical of the 1940s.

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aristocracy, bandleader, cross-cultural-relations, island, love, marriage, marriage-arranged, princess