Pagan Love Song

Pagan Love Song

Esther Williams
Director: Robert Alton Cast: Esther Williams
Esther Williams
, Howard Keel
Howard Keel
, Minna Gombell
Minna Gombell
Robert Alton


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Pagan Love Song derives its title from a 1929 tune written by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown. The plot is cut from the same cloth as MGM's previous Esther Williams musicals. Sporting a black wig and deep tan, Williams plays American lass Mimi Bennett, who while on vacation in the South Seas is mistaken for a native girl by visiting schoolteacher Hazard Endicott (Howard Keel). Instantly falling in love with Mimi, Hazard attempts to court her according to Tahitian traditions. And that's about it for the plot; the rest of the film consists of Esther Williams swimming and Howard Keel singing. Based on the novel Tahiti Landfall by William S. Stone, Pagan Love Song was to have been directed by Stanley Donen, but Williams vetoed Donen in favor of Robert Alton.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/26/2018
UPC: 0888574658199
Original Release: 1950
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:16:00
Sales rank: 31,936

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Esther Williams Mimi Bennett
Howard Keel Hazard Endicott
Minna Gombell Kate Bennett
Charles Mauu Tavae
Rita Moreno Terru

Technical Credits
Robert Alton Director
Nacio Herb Brown Songwriter
Jerry Davis Screenwriter
Adolph Deutsch Musical Direction/Supervision
Randall Duell Art Director
Roger Edens Songwriter
Adrienne Fazan Editor
Arthur Freed Songwriter,Producer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Arnold A. Gillespie Special Effects
Jack D. Moore Set Decoration/Design
Robert Nathan Screenwriter
Warren Newcombe Special Effects
Helen Rose Costumes/Costume Designer
Charles Rosher Cinematographer
William J. Tuttle Makeup
Harry Warren Score Composer,Songwriter
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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