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South of Tahiti

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South of Tahiti
Directed byGeorge Waggner
Produced byGeorge Waggner
Screenplay byGerald Geraghty
Story byAinsworth Morgan
StarringBrian Donlevy
Music byFrank Skinner
CinematographyElwood Bredell
Edited byFrank Gross
Universal Pictures
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • October 17, 1941 (1941-10-17) (United States)
Running time
78 minutes
CountryUnited States

South of Tahiti is a 1941 American South Seas adventure film directed by George Waggner and starring Brian Donlevy. It helped launch Maria Montez as a pin-up star.[1] She played a leading role; response was such that Universal then cast her in Arabian Nights.[2]


Three pearl hunters wind up stranded on a South Pacific island.



The film was intended to be Montez's first starring vehicle. It was originally known as Captive Wild Woman and was to star Montez, Brian Donlevy, Broderick Crawford and Andy Devine. Then its name was changed to White Savage. Gerald Geraghty and Ainsworth Morgan were originally reported as working on the script.[3]

Henry Wilcoxon was then announced for the role of the main villain.[4] The script was rewritten so his character survived at the end.[5]

See also


  1. ^ South of Tahiti at
  2. ^ "Maria Montez Puts Paprika in New Glamor Type: Sensational, but Proper, She Calls Herself". Chicago Daily Tribune. 15 November 1942. p. H10.
  3. ^ SCREEN NEWS HERE AND IN HOLLYWOOD: Olivia de Havilland Gets Lead in 'The Male Animal,' Which is Set to Start Today SIX NEW FILMS DUE HERE ' Whistling in the Dark,' 'Dive Bomber' and 'Wild Geese Calling' to Arrive By DOUGLAS W. CHURCHILL Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 25 Aug 1941: 18.
  4. ^ Jed Harris Finally Signs for Movie Duty: Barnes, Truex Paired Also Landis, Shepperd Columbia Gets 'Pal Joey' Juvenile Film Planned Wilcoxon Awarded Lead Scheuer, Philip K. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 5 Sep 1941: 12.
  5. ^ Tender-Hearted Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 25 Sep 1941: A10.
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