Bird of Paradise (1932)

A young man falls overboard and is saved by a beautiful Polynesian girl. They fall in love, but their idyll is smashed when the local volcano begins to erupt. The man discovers that the local custom is to sacrifice a young woman to the volcanic gods. They try to escape but realize that “east is east and west is west, and never the twain shall meet.”

(Plot summary written by Ed Lorusso)


Runtime original: 01:22:00

Runtime at 90to5: 00:05:50

Director: King Vidor

Writer: Richard Walton Tully (play), Wells Root (screenplay), Wanda Tuchock (screenplay), Leonard Praskins (screenplay)

Editor: Archie Marshek (as Archie F. Marshek)

90to5 Editor: johnsfisher89

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90to5 Editor Bio: My name is John Fisher. I recently graduated from Tisch School of the Arts with a bachelors in film and television. I currently work as a freelance editor and sound designer in New York.

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