Naked Paradise

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Naked Paradise
Directed by Roger Corman
Produced by Roger Corman
Written by Charles B. Griffith
Robert Wright Campbell
Starring Richard Denning
Music by Ronald Stein
Distributed by American International Pictures
Release dates
  • January 1957 (1957-01)
Running time
68 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $100,000[1]

Naked Paradise is a 1957 drama film directed by Roger Corman. It stars Richard Denning and Beverly Garland.


John Ireland - who still had another film owing to Corman under a two picture deal he had signed with the producer - was originally announced as male star.[2]

Robert Wright Campbell's script was rewritten by Charles B. Griffith, who claimed Corman asked him to reuse his screenplay for Atlas (1960), Beast from Haunted Cave (1960) and Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961).[3]

The film was shot in two weeks on location in Hawaii, back-to-back with She Gods of Shark Reef. Samuel Arkoff of AIP has a small role in the movie.[4]


The film was initially released as a double feature with Flesh and the Spur[5] It was re-released in 1960 under the title Thunder over Hawaii.[6]


  1. ^ Alan Frank, The Films of Alan Frank: Shooting My Way Out of Trouble, Bath Press, 1998 p 42
  2. ^ FERRER TO DIRECT AND STAR IN FILM: 'Jalopy,' Case History of an Automobile, Will Be His Third Picture for U.-I. Of Local Origin By OSCAR GODBOUT Special to The New York Times.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 05 July 1956: 18.
  3. ^ Aaron W. Graham, 'Little Shop of Genres: An interview with Charles B. Griffith', Senses of Cinema, 15 April, 2005 accessed 25 June 2012
  4. ^ Roger Corman on Naked Paradise at Trailers From Hell.
  5. ^
  6. ^ p.89 McGee, Mark Thomas Fast and Furious: The Story of American International Pictures McFarland 1984

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