Bird Of Paradise

Bird of Paradise is a 1951 American color drama film produced and directed by Delmer Daves and starring Debra Paget, Louis Jourdan, and Jeff Chandler.[3] The screenplay was also written by Daves and was based on the 1912 play by Richard Walton Tully.

Plot

Andre Laurence (Jourdan) takes a trip to a Polynesian island with his college roommate Tenga (Chandler). He assumes the native life and marries his friend’s sister, Kalua (Paget). The island’s volcano erupts, and the Kahuna, the island’s shaman (Maurice Schwartz), decides that the volcano god can only be appeased by the human sacrifice of Kalua to its molten depths. Following her death, Andre says his goodbye to Tenga and returns to civilization.

Cast

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