Saturday Island

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Saturday Island
Saturday Island movie poster.jpg
Directed by Stuart Heisler
Written by Stuart Heisler (story)
Stephanie Nordli (screenplay)
Based on Hugh Brooke novel
Starring Linda Darnell
Tab Hunter
Distributed by Coronado Productions
Release date
  • 4 August 1952 (1952-08-04) (US)
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Box office $1.5 million (North America)[1]

Saturday Island (also known as Island of Desire) is a 1952 British romantic war film directed by Stuart Heisler and starring Linda Darnell, Tab Hunter, Donald Gray and John Laurie, Lloyd Lamble and Peter Butterworth.


When a hospital ship strikes a mine during the Second World War, the only survivors are Lieutenant Elizabeth Smythe and Corporal Michael Dugan, who become marooned on an island in the South Pacific, where they slowly bond. Their relationship is complicated by the arrival of a third person, a survivor of plane crash.



  1. ^ 'Top Box-Office Hits of 1952', Variety, 7 January 1953

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