His Majesty O'Keefe 1954
In 1870, Yankee sea captain O'Keefe finds himself stranded after a mutiny on the Micronesian island of Yap, where the financial potential of copra excites him. But a German company already has a monopoly... and very low production because hard work is alien to dwellers in paradise...

The 1950 novel His Majesty O'Keefe by Lawrence Klingman and Gerald Green in fact depicts a historical figure, Captain David Dean O'Keefe (ca. 1824-1921). In the 1870s he traveled to the South Pacific, where he became shipwrecked on the island of Yap. (The film fancifully depicts his crew throwing him off his own ship during a mutiny.) Eventually O'Keefe established a lucrative trade in copra, or dried coconut flesh, on the same island. Characters depicted in the novel (and film) such as Alfred Tetins, Bully Hayes, Fatumak and Boogulroo all existed in real life.

DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:30:07 | 4.45 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Francais
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance

Directors: Byron Haskin, Burt Lancaster
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Joan Rice, Andre Morell
Country: USA

• "So you want to know your relatives" - vintage short (10:04)
• "I gopher you" - vintage cartoon (6:55)
• Theatrical Trailer

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