Oops..forgot to post...really exhausted yesterdayWandering Through The Shelves and can't wait to see what everyone else will choose. One day I will choose Shutter Island...I promise but here are my 3...
1. AND THEN THERE WERE NONE-1945
This is my favourite version of the famous Agatha Christie story called " Ten Little Indians" based on that horrid rhyme how each little Indian died. A group of people have been invited to this creepy island by some rich dude with an agenda. They are met by the housekeeper and her husband who will wait on these people who all seem to be a pillar of the community. A secretary is also along for the journey. Very soon, they realize they have been judged a found guilty for a crime they committed and are murdered. This is a great movie with a fun cast of characters and it is from one of my favorite books by Agatha Christie which I have read several times.
2. THE LITTLE HUT-1957
I saw this flick decades ago and would like to see it again because, even as a kid, I was annoyed by how her hubby treated her and that she was thought of as a piece of meat. It is the 50s after all and men are men. It stars David Niven, Ava Gardner and Stewart Granger as 3 people who survive a ship wreck. Ava and Stewart are a bickering married couple with Niven as his friend and right hand man. She vats her eyes at Niven who takes the bait not thinking she just feels neglected. Soon both men want her and think that they can share her. I thought it was ok but nothing major and I wanted her to tell both men off and leave them. Oh well, it's supposed to be a sweet, romantic comedy. I need to see this again.
3. THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON-1960
This is a Disney movie that made a ton of money and us a rollicking good adventure. The Swiss family want to get away from the Napoleonic wars and start a new life but didn't count on the ship being attacked by pirates and the crew leaving the family high and dry. The ship runs aground in a deserted island and the family decide to make the best of it building a beautiful abode in the trees that would make Tarzan jealous. The pirates are still around and the family decide to scare them off. When the pirates grab another ship, the 2 boys decide to save a young lady only to find out later that it is a girl. Teen boys just love to love, baby, and create some tension before they must deal with the pirates again. This is a good movie from days gone by during Disney 's heyday when Walt was still alive and the studio was not an evil empire. I hope to see this again.
Which island movies can you think of?