Return to Paradise

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  • NR
  • 1953
  • 1 hr 28 min
  • 6.0  (817)

Return to Paradise is a classic movie from 1953 that stars the legendary actor, Gary Cooper. It is a story about a World War II veteran named Mark Fallon (Gary Cooper) who visits the island of Matareva where he had served during the war. However, he finds that things have changed since he was last there. The island is now under the control of the French who have imposed strict laws and regulations on the inhabitants. Despite this, Mark finds himself falling in love with a local woman named Iva (Roberta Haynes). She is the daughter of the island's former chief and is engaged to a man named Malenga (Barry Jones). Malenga is a wealthy trader who has made a fortune off the backs of the islanders.

Mark is immediately drawn to Iva's beauty and charm, and soon finds himself competing against Malenga for her affections. However, when Malenga learns of Mark's intentions, he becomes hostile towards him and threatens to have him banished from the island.

As Mark tries to win Iva's heart, he also becomes aware of the injustices that the islanders are facing under the French rule. The French soldiers have taken over the island and are imposing their laws on the islanders, including the banning of their traditional dances and festivals.

Despite the islanders' attempts to rebel against the French, they are met with force and violence. Mark becomes increasingly involved in the islanders' struggle for freedom, and soon finds himself caught between his love for Iva and his desire to help the islanders.

Return to Paradise is a romantic drama that explores themes of colonialism, cultural identity, and social justice. It features strong performances from the three main actors, Cooper, Jones, and Haynes. The chemistry between Cooper and Haynes is palpable, and they both deliver heartfelt performances that bring their characters to life.

Jones, on the other hand, plays the menacing Malenga with conviction, making him a formidable adversary for Mark. The movie is also visually stunning, showcasing the beauty of the island and its people.

Overall, Return to Paradise is a timeless classic that has stood the test of time. Its themes and messages are just as relevant today as they were in 1953. It is a movie that will leave a lasting impact on its viewers, and is a testament to the power of film to tell important stories that resonate with audiences from all walks of life.

Return to Paradise is a 1953 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 28 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0.

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    1 hr 28 min
  • IMDB Rating
    6.0  (817)