Based on the character "Mr. Morgan" from the book "Return to Paradise" by James A. Michener, the 1953 movie portrayed a soldier-of-fortune turned hedonist-beachcomber who has a clash of style and contest of wills with a zealous missionary on the idyllic South Sea island of Samoa. Even today mothers still name their son's after the classic movie's handsome and charismatic lead actor. Upolu, Samoa.

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