Director: King Vidor, 1932
PLEASE NOTE: This is a NTSC (USA/JAPAN format) Region free release
From legendary Oscar-winning director King Vidor (The Crowd, Duel in the Sun) comes an exotic tale of romance set in gorgeous Polynesia: BIRD OF PARADISE.
Johnny (Joel McCrea) is an intrepid young sailor traveling the South Seas who falls in love with Luana (Delores del Rio), the beautiful daughter of an island chief. But Luana is betrothed to a neighbouring native prince, and is soon to be married. With little thought to the future, Johnny and Luana elope together, searching for paradise in each other’s arms.
With McCrea at his most dashing and del Rio at her alluring height, BIRD OF PARADISE is a movie of wild eroticism and thrilling adventure, and not to be missed.
Mastered in HD from archival 35mm elements
preserved by the Library of Congress
US 1932 B&W 82 min 1.33:1
1920 x 1080p
RKO Radio Pictures Inc.
Directed by King Vidor
Produced by David O. Selznick
Screenplay by Wells Root, Wanda Tuchock, and Leonard Praskins
Photographed by Clyde De Vinna, Edward Cronjager and Lucien Androit
Music by Max Steine
With Delores del Rio, Joel McCrea, John Halliday and Richard “Skeets” Gallagher
Licensed by Selznick Properties, Ltd.