His Majesty O'Keefe

Overview

Captain David O'Keefe is a character based on the real-life 18th-century American who introduced modern agricultural methods to the South Seas. Lest you think that His Majesty O'Keefe is merely a feature-length version of your local TV station's agribusiness report, be advised that O'Keefe is played by Burt Lancaster, his biceps fairly bursting out of his period costume. Lancaster's version of O'Keefe is a garrulous mercenary who agrees to help the native farmers in exchange for a fortune in Copra, an ...
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Overview

Captain David O'Keefe is a character based on the real-life 18th-century American who introduced modern agricultural methods to the South Seas. Lest you think that His Majesty O'Keefe is merely a feature-length version of your local TV station's agribusiness report, be advised that O'Keefe is played by Burt Lancaster, his biceps fairly bursting out of his period costume. Lancaster's version of O'Keefe is a garrulous mercenary who agrees to help the native farmers in exchange for a fortune in Copra, an oil-yielding form of coconut pulp. In addition to Copra, the island is rich with Rice--Joan Rice, that is, who portrays the dusky native girl with whom O'Keefe dallies. His Majesty O'Keefe arrives at its anticipated slam-bang finale when O'Keefe does battle with greedy, usurping white traders. The film was freely adapted from the popular novel by Lawrence Kingman and Gerald Green.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/27/2013
  • UPC: 883316860182
  • Original Release: 1953
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  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Presentation: Full Frame
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 14,733

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Burt Lancaster Capt. David O'Keefe
Joan Rice Dalabo
Andre Morell Alfred Tetens
Abraham Sofaer Fatumak
Archie Savage Boogulroo
Benson Fong Mr. Chou
Tessa Prendergast Kakofel
Lloyd Berrell Inifel
Charles Horvath Bully Hayes
Philip Ahn Sien Tang
Guy Doleman Weber
Grant Taylor Lt. Brenner
Alexander Archdale Harris
Harvey Adams Friedlander
Jim Crawford Rhee
Dimitri Tiomkin Conductor
Technical Credits
Byron Haskin Director
Marjorie Best Costumes/Costume Designer
Manuel del Campo Editor
Borden Chase Screenwriter
Gus Drisse Camera Operator
Robert Farnon Score Composer
Stuart Freeborn Makeup
Edward S. Haworth Art Director
Stanley Haynes Production Manager
Harold Hecht Producer
Otto Heller Cinematographer
Elizabeth Hennings Costumes/Costume Designer
James Hill Screenwriter
Louis Levy Musical Direction/Supervision
Daniel Nagrin Choreography
Dimitri Tiomkin Score Composer, Musical Direction/Supervision
Paul Webster Songwriter
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