Cinema: The New Pictures, Jun. 24, 1957

Island in the Sun (Darryl F. Zanuck; 20th Century-Fox), an unraveling of Alec Waugh's 1955 bestseller, is Moviemaker Zanuck's first lone-wolf production since he left Fox. This turbid plot-boiler clearly rates a special award as the sexiest West Indian travelogue ever made. The mating season is always in full swing on the throbbing Caribbean isle of Santa Marta, which doubtless boasts the highest imaginary birth rate of any 50-mile-long island under the sun. Island employs even the unsubtle cinema device of the screen-bottom exit, pointed up with gasps and romantic rustlings after its...

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