Overview

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.

  1. Robert Rossen

    Director

  2. Alec Waugh

    Novel

  3. Alfred Hayes

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. James Mason

    James Mason

    Maxwell Fleury

  2. Joan Fontaine

    Joan Fontaine

    Mavis Norman

  3. Dorothy Dandridge

    Dorothy Dandridge

    Margot Seaton

  4. Joan Collins

    Joan Collins

    Jocelyn Fleury

  5. Michael Rennie

    Michael Rennie

    Hilary Carson

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Island in the Sun
Island in the Sun

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Status Released

Release Information

  • June 12, 1957
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 59m

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