On An Island With You

  • 1948
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Musical

Lavish Esther Williams musical which sees the swimming star play a movie star on location in Hawaii. When Navy technical advisor Lawford falls in love with her, she rebuffs him. Not one to take no for an answer, Lawford kidnaps her in his Navy plane and takes her to a nearby island to make her dance with him to the music from his portable radio. Durante...read more

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Lavish Esther Williams musical which sees the swimming star play a movie star on location in Hawaii. When Navy technical advisor Lawford falls in love with her, she rebuffs him. Not one to take no for an answer, Lawford kidnaps her in his Navy plane and takes her to a nearby island to make

her dance with him to the music from his portable radio. Durante punctuates the silliness with a hysterical performance as the movie's harried assistant director. Montalban and Charisse team up for some fancy dance numbers, but it is Williams' show all the way and she delivers with her usual

fantastic swimming numbers performed to the strains of Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra. The film was one of 1948's top grossers at the box office. Songs include: "On an Island with You," "If I Were You," "Taking Miss Mary to the Ball," "Dog Song," "Buenas Noches, Buenos Aires" (Nacio Herb Brown,

Edward Heyman), "Wedding Samba" (Abraham Ellstein, Allan Small, Joseph Liebowitz), "I Can Do Without Broadway, But Can Broadway Do Without Me" (Jimmy Durante).

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