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Island of Desire aka: Saturday Island
Island of Desire aka Saturday Island
Actors: Linda Darnell, Tab Hunter, Donald Gray, John Laurie, Sheila Chong
Director: Stuart Heisler
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Military & War
NR     2010     1hr 33min


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Actors: Linda Darnell, Tab Hunter, Donald Gray, John Laurie, Sheila Chong
Director: Stuart Heisler
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Classics, Love & Romance, Military & War
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 01/26/2010
Original Release Date: 01/01/1952
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/1952
Release Year: 2010
Run Time: 1hr 33min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

"Island of Desire (1952) ... Linda Darnell/Tab Hunter/Donald
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 01/22/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)

"VCI Entertainment presents "ISLAND OF DESIRE (aka: Saturday Island)" (4 August 1952) (93 min/Color) (Dolby digitally remastered) --- Good print and quality sound with breathtaking outdoor locations with this unusual plot and story --- Linda Darnell playing a Canadian Nurse, beautiful and sexy as ever --- Tab Hunter playing a US Marine who is stranded with Darnell during wartime on a Desert Island and love is in the air --- Donald Gray is shot down and enters the picture while Darnell tries to save him, while falling in love with him and throwing over Hunter for Gray --- Gray's acting gives the film more substance than it would have without him --- The film still holds up well and the cinematography is another character in the film --- Highly recommend this to one to all, especially when it was released in the early '50s, when the league of decency's was thriving and Darnell is very skimpy in her wardrobe.

1. Linda Darnell
Date of Birth: 16 October 1923 - Dallas, Texas
Date of Death: 10 April 1965 - Glenview, Illinois

2. Tab Hunter (aka: Arthur Andrew Kelm)
Date of Birth: 11 July 1931 - New York City, New York
Date of Death: Still Living

3. Donald Gray
Date of Birth: 3 March 1914 - Tidburys Toll, Fort Beaufort, Cape Province, South Africa
Date of Death: 7 April 1978 - South Africa

4. Stuart Heisler (Director)
Date of Birth: 5 December 1896 - Los Angeles, California
Date of Death: 21 August 1979 - San Diego, California

SUMMER STORM (1944) - Linda Darnell, George Sanders & Edward Everette Horton
ACTORS & SIN (1952) - Edward G. Robinson, Eddie Albert, Marsha Hunt, Alan Reed, Dan O'Herlihy,

Total Time: 93 min on DVD ~ VCI Entertainment #603 ~ (1/26/2010)"
This is a DVD of a cut version of the film
animal lover | Middle TN. | 02/04/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)

"As indicated in the title of my review-this is a cut version of the film. Nine to ten minutes of the film are missing.Island of Desire aka: Saturday Island"
J. Ford | 03/08/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Linda Darnell and Tab Hunter play two survivors of a ship that sinks in the ocean and wind up on a deserted island together.

Linda Darnell is beautiful,as usual, in this movie and it was Tab Hundter's first movie and he does very well. Acting of all of the three main characters is very well played and the scenes of love between Linda & Tab and the subsequent triangle when a downed pilot lands on the island, are all done tastefully unlike today's movies.

The resolution and color are beautiful and the sound is very good too. It is a nice wholesome movie and can be watched by the entire family and it has a nice ending.

The only thing in the movie that I questioned was Tab Hunter's character's ability to build so many huts in so little time and Linda making beautiful outfits, one dyed red, from a loon and threads made from within the bark of some native plants. But, it isn't distracting and makes for a nice story.

I highly recommend the purchase of this movie. It is certainly worth the cost which is not expensive.

I received the disk well packaged and in a short period after ordering it. I am glad that this movie was so greatly copied on to a dvd. I am in my sixties and had never seen it before even though, when I was young, my parents, who were movie buffs, took my sisters and me to most movies that played in the late forties & fifties until we were old enough to go on our own.

Buy it if you liked the late Linda Darnell or like Tab Hunter and you won't be sorry. It is a nice relaxing movie that is not dull or boring and moves along at a nice pace."
Enchanting Love Story.
Anthony Capialbi | Brooklyn, New York | 02/11/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Good print except for a few jump cuts ( I have to think the movie company that produced it is no longer around for a studio master). Nevertheless the best copy you will probably ever find. The story of three is a crowd, and two men who love the same woman. Linda Darnell breaks your heart with her beauty. Sorry to hear she died so young. I really like stories about people stranded on distant islands. So Sweet of a movie."