Cinema: The New Pictures, Mar. 9, 1942

Just when vacation trips to the East and West Indies have been crippled by war, up comes Hollywood with a couple of vicarious cruises-and no more expensive than the price of a cinema ticket.

Twentieth Century-Fox's boon to the warbound tourist is Song of the Islands, a Technicolored musical which sets two of the studio's finest torso-bearers (Betty Grable & Victor Mature) down on one of the lesser Hawaiian islands, a curious place, half paradise, half fruit stand. There blonde Miss Grable, who is especially well organized for paradisal parts, doffs the sweater she has lived in at school on the U.S....

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