Bird of Paradise (1932) was a Adventure - Romance Film directed by King Vidor and produced by King Vidor and David O. Selznick.
A cautionary tale of romantic ecology? Exotic anyway, with McCrea beaching his yacht in the South Seas and falling in love with native looker Del Rio. When the interloper decides that he would be much happier living with his Luana in paradise than returning to his empty modern lifestyle, he upsets the girl's family...and maybe even the local deities.
(Source: available at Amazon AMC Classic Movie Companion)..
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Bird of Paradise (1932)By Angela on Nov 28, 2012 From Hollywood Revue
While sailing on a yacht in the South Seas, Johnny Baker (Joel McCrea) and his friends meet a bunch of natives while sailing close to their island.? But when Johnny sees a shark swimming nearby, he tries to catch it, and is pulled overboard.? Luckily for him, a beautiful native girl named Luana (Dol... Read full article
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A sequel entitled "Green Mansions" was planned, which was to feature the same leads and creative team, but that project was scrapped due to bad receipts for this film.
King Vidor originally took his cast and crew to Hawaii to shoot exteriors. After numerous technical problems, the weather took a turn for the worst, so hopes of shooting the picture in authentic locations was never realized.
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