Tanga-Tika (1953)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Tanga-Tika was color-photographed on location in Tahiti by producer-director-cinematographer Dwight Long. Essentially a documentary, the film is given a continuity of sorts by concentrating on the romance between Nenu (Adeline Tetahalmuai) and Timi (Paul Meoe). The film's "money scene" is the climactic dance by a bare-breasted native girl, but equally fascinating are a native athletic competition and an island-wide celebration of Bastille Day. George Fenneman, Groucho Marx's announcer-straightman on You Bet Your Life, supplies the narration. The music score includes a Hit-Parade wannabe by Victor Young, "Tahiti, My Island."



love, romance