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On an Island with You (1948) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Richard Thorpe and produced by Joe Pasternak.

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On An Island With You (1948)

By Cameron on Jul 26, 2017 From The Blonde At The Film

via: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/2040/On-an-Island-with-You/#tcmarcp-148558 ? Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. This movie is one big reunion! It marks the fourth Esther Williams movie (and third in a row) directed by Richard Thorpe. He’d helmed Thrill of a Romance (1945), Fies... Read full article


On an Island With You (1948)

on Aug 8, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

Written as part of the Summer Under the Stars Blogathon As an actress, Esther Williams films fit into a cookie-cutter mold: Beautiful girl goes to a place, sees musicians play music, and swims in the finale. Directors more flamboyant than others were able to work within this formula to mold story an... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: ON AN ISLAND WITH YOU (1948)

By Jennifer Garlen on Dec 3, 2015 From Virtual Virago

The buoyant charm of Esther Williams drives all of her musical comedies, but some work better than others, and On an Island with You (1948) mostly sinks rather than swims. Its plot, in which an obsessed fan demonstrates his passion for a movie star by kidnapping her, disturbs and confounds, especial... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: ON AN ISLAND WITH YOU (1948)

By Jennifer Garlen on Dec 3, 2015 From Virtual Virago

The buoyant charm of Esther Williams drives all of her musical comedies, but some work better than others, and On an Island with You (1948) mostly sinks rather than swims. Its plot, in which an obsessed fan demonstrates his passion for a movie star by kidnapping her, disturbs and confounds, especial... Read full article


Musical Monday: On an Island with You (1948)

on Aug 17, 2015 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: ?On an Island with You? (194... Read full article


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Lt. Lawrence Y. Kingslee: Put your arms around my neck.
Rosalind Reynolds: If I put my arms around your neck I'd choke you!


Lt. Lawrence Y. Kingslee: Rosalind don't you think it's about time you quit being an actress and start being a woman!


Rosalind Reynolds: [as he's carrying out at large crab that scared her] Ooh, keep it away from me!
Lt. Lawrence Y. Kingslee: Ms. Reynolds your a big girl now.


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In an interview on TCM, Cyd Charisse stated that she neglected to warm up one day on set due to being late. Jumping from one level to another and on the third level she felt one of her knees completely rip and tear all the ligaments.
Cyd Charisse completed the bulk of this film (most impressively in two romantic dance duets with Ricardo Montalban), then broke her leg during the filming of the big ceremonial dance, where the corps de ballet is in island native makeup. A double completed her scenes (shot at full length), but the injury kept her out of her next scheduled film, Easter Parade. That role, which would've advanced her to fourth billing, went to Ann Miller, making her MGM debut.
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