5.7/10
107
6 user 1 critic

Aloma of the South Seas (1941)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 27 August 1941 (USA)
A young South Seas native boy is sent to the U.S. for his education, but he returns to his island after his father dies to try to stop a revolution.

Director:

Alfred Santell

Writers:

Frank Butler (screenplay), LeRoy Clemens (play) | 4 more credits »
Reviews
Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An American pilot impulsively joins His Majesty's Royal Air Force in Britain in an attempt to impress his ex-girlfriend.

Director: Henry King
Stars: Tyrone Power, Betty Grable, John Sutton
The Sea Wolf (1941)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

After being fished out of the sea by a sealer, three fugitives find themselves prisoners of the ship's brutal skipper who refuses to put them ashore and they hatch an escape plan during a crew mutiny.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Ida Lupino, John Garfield
Typhoon (1940)
Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Two men searching for black pearls are marooned on an island when their crew mutinies. There they run into a beautiful girl who had been washed up on the island in her childhood. They must ... See full summary »

Director: Louis King
Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Robert Preston, Lynne Overman
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A family setting out for a new life across the sea is shipwrecked on a deserted island. The family members collaborate to create a home for themselves in the jungle environment.

Director: Edward Ludwig
Stars: Thomas Mitchell, Edna Best, Freddie Bartholomew
Adventure | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Tale of Prehistoric survival and love between a male and a female belonging to opposing tribes that happened to be at slightly different stages of evolution.

Directors: Hal Roach Jr., Hal Roach
Stars: Victor Mature, Carole Landis, Lon Chaney Jr.
Boom Town (1940)
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two buddies who rise from fly-by-night wildcatters to oil tycoons over a twenty year period both love the same woman.

Director: Jack Conway
Stars: Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young girl's parents are killed on a tropical island, and the girl is raised and protected by the jungle animals. When she is found, as a grown woman, she is taken back to the United ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Santell
Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Richard Denning, Jack Haley
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Dedicated Midwestern teacher Ella Bishop is distressed when her fiancé runs off with her vixenish cousin Amy. After Amy dies in childbirth, Ella is left to care for Amy's daughter Hope.

Director: Tay Garnett
Stars: Martha Scott, William Gargan, Edmund Gwenn
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Episodic look at the life of a minister and his family as they move from one parish to another.

Director: Irving Rapper
Stars: Fredric March, Martha Scott, Beulah Bondi
Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After a shy sailor is kissed by a female starlet as part of a publicity stunt, he becomes known as a stud; his friends then bet that he'll be able to defrost an icy nightclub singer.

Director: Victor Schertzinger
Stars: Dorothy Lamour, William Holden, Eddie Bracken
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A cloistered, overprotected Austrian prince falls in love with a down-to-earth barmaid in this "Viennese fairy tale."

Directors: Ernst Lubitsch, John M. Stahl
Stars: Ramon Novarro, Norma Shearer, Jean Hersholt
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dorothy Lamour ... Aloma
Jon Hall ... Tanoa
Lynne Overman ... Corky
Phillip Reed ... Revo (as Philip Reed)
Katherine DeMille ... Kari (as Katherine deMille)
Fritz Leiber ... High Priest
Dona Drake ... Nea
Esther Dale ... Tarusa
Pedro de Cordoba ... Raaiti
John Barclay ... Ikali
Norma Gene Nelson ... Aloma as a Child (as Norma Jean Nelson)
Evelyn Del Rio Evelyn Del Rio ... Nea as a Child
Scotty Beckett ... Tanoa as a Child
William Roy William Roy ... Revo as a Child (as Billy Roy)
Noble Johnson ... Moukali
Edit

Storyline

A young South Seas native boy is sent to the U.S. for his education, returns to his island after his father dies to try to stop a revolution. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Pagan love - in an exotic, exciting tropic paradise!


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aloma See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Normally hairy chested Phillip Reed was forced to shave his torso in order to play this role. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Aloha Hooey (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Rhythm of the Waves
(uncredited)
Written by Sam Koki and Daniel Kalauawa Stewart
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Volcanic fury is the only reason to watch...
14 February 2007 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

Paramount designated DOROTHY LAMOUR their sarong girl and couldn't resist pairing her with JON HALL in another one of those South Seas epics that inevitably ends with the Gods getting angry enough to cause the local volcano to erupt. Well, it does erupt here and there's an earthquake too, but nothing atones for the banal script.

Paramount would repeat the story somewhat with RAINBOW ISLAND ('44), three years later, again a South Seas tale in Technicolor with a volcano erupting for the climactic scene but it was more a spoof of Lamour's usual films than ALOMA OF THE SOUTH SEAS, which takes itself seriously.

The plot has JON HALL sent off to England for an education (as a tot he's played by Scotty Beckett, another unlikely child performer to turn into Jon Hall). When he returns to the island, he picks up his romance with native gal Lamour until all hell breaks loose to stir things up for the finale. But it's too late to rescue the film from boredom.

Summing up: Prettily photographed in Oscar-nominated Technicolor and some Special Effects, also Oscar-nominated, but hardly worth all the expense.


3 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed