Island in the Sun

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Eager yet compromised tilt at a mid-'50s race relations movie, which hasn't quite got the courage of its convictions. Diluted from a novel by Alec Waugh, it's set on a fictional West Indian island, Santa Marta, where wealthy would-be politico Mason stirs up matters by opposing union leader Belafonte in the local election, and the challenger's sister Collins frets at the effect it might have on her impending engagement to Governor's son Boyd. Self-important and rather phoney.

Release details

Duration: 123 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Robert Rossen
Screenwriter: Alfred Hayes
Cast: James Mason
Harry Belafonte
Joan Fontaine
Dorothy Dandridge
Joan Collins
Stephen Boyd
Michael Rennie
Diana Wynyard
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