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      The Blue Lagoon

      1949 1h 41m Romance Drama List
      Reviews 44% Audience Score 50+ Ratings Shipwrecked on an island with a sailor (Noel Purcell), a boy and a girl grow up to become lovers (Jean Simmons, Donald Houston). Read More Read Less

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      Robin Holabird Robin Holabird Following author Henry De Vere Stacpoole's 1908 novel with its theme exploring innocence and natural love, 1949's film captures the tone using less salaciousness than the 1980 interpretation. Aug 11, 2021 Full Review Virginia Graham The Spectator It is, in fact, rather charming. Jun 19, 2018 Full Review Shane Burridge rec.arts.movies.reviews The innocent approach to 1949's LAGOON works better when viewed as an alternative or balance to the less restricted remake. Dec 28, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D I expected a lot more to it. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/21/24 Full Review Audience Member Sweet tempered take on the material with much better acting than the more recent remake. Jean Simmons is so very young and beautiful. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Shipwrecked on an island with a sailor (Noel Purcell), a boy and a girl grow up to become lovers (Jean Simmons, Donald Houston).
      Director
      Frank Launder
      Producer
      Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder
      Screenwriter
      John Baines
      Production Co
      Individual Pictures
      Genre
      Romance, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 41m