Island in the Sun

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Released 1957

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Director:
Robert Rossen
Released:
1957
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Island in the Sun is a 1957 drama film that follows the lives and relationships between blacks, whites and people of mixed races. Maxwell Fleury (James Mason) is the white son of a plantation owner, who does whatever it takes to please his father. He is married to Sylvia (Patricia Owens), a jealous woman who gets angry at the relationship her husband has with his sister Jocelyn (Joan Collins). Another main character in the film is David Boyeur (Harry Belafonte), a black man who is aiming to become a politician. Tensions flare when a relationship blooms between David and an upper class white woman named Mavis Norman (Joan Fontaine). The film also explores the relationship between Denis Archer (John Justin), a white man who is aid to the governor and Margot Seaton (Dorothy Dandrige), a black drug store clerk. The drama that unfolds between all the characters proves that love comes in all forms.
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    Drama

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    Crime, Politics, Classics