Ah, Burt. You were great!, 19 March 2001
8/10 Author: artzau from Sacramento, CA
"...Aside from some good old studio stand-bys, like Benson Fong and Philip Ahn
(A Korean usually cast as some other Asian), this film has few of the faces that
hung around the screens of Hollywood. But, Lancaster teamed up with the lovely
Joan Rice from the UK to give us a wonderful tale of adventure in the South Seas.
This time, it takes us to the Solomons to the islanders of Yap, who worship the
stone Fei, spirits who reside in stone wheels cut and transported nearly a
thousand miles. O'Keefe winds up becoming their king but with profit in mind.
He wants to exploit the copra market but the Yap Islanders won't work. So, he
hits on the plan to bring their Fei back and this is the beginning.... It is a
charming story with lots of action and Burt was at his best. But, those beautiful
green eyes of Joan Rice were a delight as well. It's too bad we saw so little of
her afterwards. Also, there's a lovely song from this film, based in part on
Rachmaninov's rhapsody, called Sweet Emerald Isle. Check it out."
* Adjusted display aspect-ratio in MPEG4Modifier to 533x400 (true 4:3).
* Added retimed PAL>NTSC Spanish dub audio track.
* Corrected timing in English subtitles (others may be off).