Omoo Omoo, The Shark God

  • 1949
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Adventure

A South Seas curse afflicts sea captain Bardette when he plucks the black pearl eyes from a native shark god. The curse proves fatal for the captain, but before it can kill his daughter, Burton, order is restored. Loaded with stock footage of supposedly dangerous animals, this bottom-rung adventure tale fails to put a spell on anyone. Far removed from its...read more

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A South Seas curse afflicts sea captain Bardette when he plucks the black pearl eyes from a native shark god. The curse proves fatal for the captain, but before it can kill his daughter, Burton, order is restored. Loaded with stock footage of supposedly dangerous animals, this bottom-rung

adventure tale fails to put a spell on anyone. Far removed from its nominal source--Melville's famed semiautobiographical novel Omoo, a sequel to his Typee--which shared with the film little more than the exotic locale.

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  • Rating: NR
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