Kona Coast (film)

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Kona Coast
Directed byLamont Johnson
Produced byLamont Johnson
Written byGilbert Ralston
Based onBimini Gal story by John D. MacDonald
StarringRichard Boone
Vera Miles
Joan Blondell
Steve Ihnat
Music byJack Marshall
CinematographyJoseph LaShelle
Edited byAlec McCrombie
Distributed byWarner Bros.-Seven Arts
Release date
  • May 1968 (1968-05)
Running time
93 minutes
CountryUnited States

Kona Coast is a 1968 American drama film directed by Lamont Johnson, starring Richard Boone and Vera Miles.[1]


Sam Moran (Richard Boone) is a Honolulu charter-boat captain who leads fishing expeditions in the tropical paradise. When his daughter is found murdered at the party of a wealthy young playboy, he seeks the truth about the murder. Convinced the playboy is guilty, he enlists the help of his friend Kittibelle (Joan Blondell), who runs an alcohol-abuse treatment center where Sam's former love Melissa (Vera Miles) is a recovering alcoholic.

Sam runs into a wall of silence obviously built by hush money and islanders fearful of reprisals from the rich and powerful family. The determined dad fights to uncover the information that will land the murderer in jail as he avenges the death of his daughter.[1]



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