The Blue Lagoon (1949 film)

The Blue Lagoon is a 1949 British coming-of-age romance and adventure film directed and co-produced by Frank Launder (with Sidney Gilliat) and starring Jean Simmons and Donald Houston. The screenplay was adapted by John Baines, Michael Hogan, and Frank Launder from the 1908 novel The Blue Lagoon by Henry De Vere Stacpoole. The original music score was composed by Clifton Parker and the cinematography was by Geoffrey Unsworth.

The Blue Lagoon
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Directed byFrank Launder
Written byNovel:
Henry De Vere Stacpoole
Screenplay:
John Baines
Michael Hogan
Frank Launder
Produced bySidney Gilliat
Frank Launder
Starring
CinematographyGeoffrey Unsworth
Edited byThelma Connell
Music byClifton Parker
Distributed byGeneral Film Distributors
Release date
1 March 1949 (1949-03-01)
Running time
101 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

The film tells the story of two young children shipwrecked on a tropical island paradise in the South Pacific. Emotional feelings and physical changes arise as they grow to maturity and fall in love. The film has major thematic similarities to the Biblical account about Adam and Eve.


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