Island in the Sun

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Twentieth Century Fox Released 1957

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Director:
Robert Rossen
Released:
1957
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Island in the Sun (1957), based on Alec Waugh's huge best-seller, tells several stories all set on the same Caribbean island. The stories explore race relations on the island, and gradually all the differing threads of plot come together. The figure whose presence links the varying plotlines is David Boyeur, a black trade union leader who aims to extend his career into politics. Tensions flare when a relationship blooms between David and an upper- class white woman named Mavis Norman. The film was much criticized when it appeared for not going into greater depth in its study of racial prejudice, but it was quite a big box-office hit and gave Harry Belafonte a recording hit with the title song.

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Drama

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Crime, Politics, Classics