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On an Island With You

Released May 3, 1948 1h 47m Musical Romance List
Reviews 45% Audience Score 250+ Ratings
In this musical, movie star Rosalind Reynolds (Esther Williams) is filming on location in Hawaii. Co-star Ricardo Montez (Ricardo Montalban) wants to marry her, but the movie's technical adviser, Lt. Kingslee (Peter Lawford), also has eyes for Rosalind. After Kingslee sweeps Rosalind away to a deserted isle to try and win her, Ricardo's affections turn toward bit player Yvonne (Cyd Charisse). All the while, assistant director Jimmy Buckley (Jimmy Durante) tries to keep the production together. Read More Read Less
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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews The lush Technicolor, great swimming numbers and high production values are all this stiff film has going for it. Rated: C+ Jul 29, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

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Tom M Lawford's creepy stalking and kidnapping is difficult to overlook - and he's the male lead!. Durante somehow manages to make this film watchable with his humour. Well, that, and Williams and Charisse are lovely. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 11/21/20 Full Review Audience Member Esther Williams plays a movie star and guess what - she swims! At some point all the Esther Williams movies are starting to get a bit formulaic, but they are enjoyable none the less. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member Esther Williams romantic musical comedy about movie star Williams in the middle of a love triangle on the set of her latest film. Navy technical advisor Peter Lawford is in love with her, but she's engaged to her on set co-star, Ricardo Montalban. It's all fluff, but it enjoyable enough. Montalban is great, as always and it's fun to see him do some musical numbers. There's also Jimmy Durante, Xavier Cugat and one of my favorite female dancers, Cyd Charisse. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Colorful MGM nonsense was one of the top box office hits of 1948. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member all star cast in this esther williams musical vehicle Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member I loved the Cyd Charisse dance numbers, and Ricardo Montalban shoes that he was one of the most underrated actors of that time. But the story!...! f-ck! what a sham. This movie teaches you that it is OK to stalk a woman you have 'loved' for 3 years (even though she does not know you exist), break up her perfectly happy engagement with another man she loves, kidnap her and them 'make' her fall in love with you. Hated the story. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis In this musical, movie star Rosalind Reynolds (Esther Williams) is filming on location in Hawaii. Co-star Ricardo Montez (Ricardo Montalban) wants to marry her, but the movie's technical adviser, Lt. Kingslee (Peter Lawford), also has eyes for Rosalind. After Kingslee sweeps Rosalind away to a deserted isle to try and win her, Ricardo's affections turn toward bit player Yvonne (Cyd Charisse). All the while, assistant director Jimmy Buckley (Jimmy Durante) tries to keep the production together.
Director
Richard Thorpe
Producer
Joe Pasternak
Production Co
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Genre
Musical, Romance
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
May 3, 1948, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Sep 1, 2009
Runtime
1h 47m
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