Appearing in his first major screen role, Hollywood teen idol Tab Hunter stars opposite Linda Darnell in this drama of restrained passion set on a remote South Pacific island during World War Two. Re-titled Island of Desire on its US release, Saturday Island is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original colour film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. On a calm night in tropical seas, a troopship carrying sick and wounded from the Far East hits a magnetic mine, with the ensuing explosion forcing the crew to abandon ship. Corporal 'Chicken'... Dugan and Nurse Elizabeth Smythe survive, and manage to make their way to a deserted island. After months alone, a tender relationship builds until it becomes complicated by the arrival of a pilot who has survived a plane crash... SPECIAL FEATURES: Original theatrical trailer Image gallery Press release PDF [show more]
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Stuart Heisler directs this romantic drama starring Tab Hunter and Linda Darnell. The film follows Corporal Dugan (Hunter) and Nurse Elizabeth Smythe (Darnell) as they become stranded on a tropical island after their ship is destroyed by a naval mine. As their time on the island increases a relationship develops between the pair but when aircraft pilot William Peck (Donald Gray) is forced to crash-land on the island, it isn't long before his arrival puts the relationship in jeopardy...