Island in the Sun (1957)

Set on a fictitious island in the Carribean during colonial British rule. It focuses on the life of a young charismatic and handsome black male with political aspirations. He finds himself confused on returning home when his romantic liaison with a white female tends to conflict with his political views. As rumor has it an interracial screen kiss caused quite a commotion in the U.S. when the film was released. The plot is further strengthened by a look at the lives of a white ex-pat family also living on the island. The family has to deal with problems of infidelity, racism and murder.

Directing:
  • Robert Rossen

Writing:
  • Alfred Hayes
  • Alec Waugh

Stars:
Release Date: 1957-06-12
themoviedb icon 5.8/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 119
Stephen Boyd
Stephen Boyd
Euan Templeton
Joan Collins
Joan Collins
Jocelyn Fleury
James Mason
James Mason
Maxwell Fleury
John Williams
John Williams
Colonel Whittingham
Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafon...
David Boyeur
Joan Fontaine
Joan Fontaine
Mavis Norman
Patricia Owens
Patricia Owen...
Sylvia Fleury
Michael Rennie
Michael Renni...
Hilary Carson
Dorothy Dandridge
Dorothy Dandr...
Margot Seaton
Diana Wynyard
Diana Wynyard
Mrs. Fleury
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