The Blue Lagoon

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Previously an unrealised Carol Reed project, and subsequently a risibly coy teen-sex tease from Randal Kleiser, H de Vere Stacpoole's novel was first filmed by Launder and Gilliat's Individual Pictures, who utilised Technicolor for the first time and split their schedule between Fiji and Pinewood. Stranks and Jones are the child castaways who mature into Simmons and Houston's supposedly unsocialised adolescent lovers on a Pacific paradise. Audiences flocked, as they have since, at the mere promise.

Release details

Duration: 103 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Frank Launder
Screenwriter: Frank Launder, John Baines, Michael Hogan
Cast: Jean Simmons
Donald Houston
Susan Stranks
Peter Jones
Maurice Denham
Noel Purcell
James Hayter
Cyril Cusack

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3.8 / 5

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Edmund

This film, has charm, lush colours and Jean Simmons. What more can anyone want? Well, there's also an exotic island, love, and adventure too. Compared to the movies of today, it is slow paced, but for me that's a plus. We get to know these two kids well and we love them.