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On an Island with You(1948)

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  • On an Island with You (1948)

    • Mr. Blandings
    • 10/12/13

    Esther Williams once again proves her broad range as an actress, even with all the shoehorned in swimming scenes. The one flaw in her character, however, lies with the script not Esther's performance. How "Rosalind Rennolds" could end up falling for the creepy, weedy, stalker that is Peter Lawford is totally unbelievable and hurts the film's credibility completely. Granted the whole thing is given away by the fact that Lawford has top billing over Montalban (something which always gives away who ends up with the girl in movies), but the guy was a proven stalker, liar, and kidnapper (his tendency to violence was also apparent). I was rooting for a prompt court-martial and firing squad but, alas, that never came to pass. (They could have at least condemned him to marriage with Besty Drake, that other famous stalker from "Every Girl Should Be Married"). On top of this, Lawford's "performance" was dull, monotone, and all-but-invisible (too bad it didn't render him completely unseen). The less said about the forced musical numbers in this the better, but you might want to keep your finger poised over the fast-forward button.

  • Great Hollywood Movie

    • Michael03a3
    • 7/21/13

    What more can you ask for? Esther Williams, Cyd Charisse and a young Ricardo Montalban provide the sex, Jimmy Durante provides the comic relief, Xavier Cugat the music, and the bathing beauties swimming in synchronization is just gravy! Several impressive dance numbers also. In living Technicolor!

  • Amo este filme

    • Sonia
    • 10/25/10

    Um filme leve, divertido e essencial para os que admiram Esther Williams. Meu filme preferido dessa linda atriz.

  • Stalker Alert

    • Jay
    • 11/25/09

    While Jimmy Durante is funny, Xavier Cougat is a hoot, and Esther Williams is beautiful, this is definite stalker movie. Nothing cute or funny about Lawford's obsession with Williams. This is the type of film that gives guys the impression that is they just kidnap their heart's desire, she will fall madly in love with him. After a while this movie just gets creepy.

  • I love Esther & Peter

    • Candace
    • 4/11/08

    My grandmother is the one that got me hooked on Esther Williams movies. I am only fifteen but I love old movies, there's just something about old movies that today's movies don't have. I am trying to decide why I liked this movie so much, maybe it's because I couldn't get my eyes off of peter. Or because I was captivated by the scenerey and the water sequences. Some people think that Lt. Kingsely (Peter) was stalking Rosalind (Esther). Yea, if you want to be technical you can say that. but its not like he was a creepy maniac (how could anyone think Peter is creepy) he was just a guy that had a crush on a girl. I think it's really sweet how he just wanted to talk her. Well I've said enough, just watch the movie and form our own opinion.

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