The Pagan

  • 1929
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Romance

Novarro is a singing Polynesian storekeeper in this part-talkie romance which thrilled audiences who were itching to see the star's bare chest. He falls for Janis, an island girl who is taken away by the lecherous Crisp. When Crisp tries to force her into marriage, Novarro defends her and hauls her off to his mountain home. Crisp steals her back once again,...read more

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Novarro is a singing Polynesian storekeeper in this part-talkie romance which thrilled audiences who were itching to see the star's bare chest. He falls for Janis, an island girl who is taken away by the lecherous Crisp. When Crisp tries to force her into marriage, Novarro defends her

and hauls her off to his mountain home. Crisp steals her back once again, but the finale has Novarro and Janis in each other's arms. Novarro not only wowed them with his physique but also with his melodious delivery of "Pagan Love Song" (Arthur Freed, Nacio Herb Brown). Novarro's surprising

success in singing that song led to a musical being chosen for his talkie debut, DEVIL MAY CARE, also in 1929.

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  • Review: Novarro is a singing Polynesian storekeeper in this part-talkie romance which thrilled audiences who were itching to see the star's bare chest. He falls for Janis, an island girl who is taken away by the lecherous Crisp. When Crisp tries to force her into… (more)

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