White Shadows in the South Seas

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White Shadows in the South Seas ★★½ 1929

Alcohol, drugs, and prostitution take their toll on the native population of Tahiti in this early talkie. Blue plays a western doctor who marries the daughter of a native chief. However, he finds greed for the island's pearl treasures drawing other unscrupulous westerners to destroy the unspoiled paradise. 88m/B VHS . Monte Blue, Robert Anderson, Raquel Torres; D: Woodbridge S. Van Dyke; C: Clyde De Vinna. Oscars ‘29: Cinematog.