South Sea Sinner

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South Sea Sinner
South Sea Sinner - poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by H. Bruce Humberstone
Produced by Michael Kraike
(as Michel Kraike)
Written by Joel Malone
Screenplay by Joel Malone
Oscar Brodney
Story by Ladislas Fodor
László Vadnay
(as Laszlo Vadnay)
Starring Macdonald Carey
Shelley Winters
Music by Walter Scharf
Cinematography Maury Gertsman
Edited by Ted J. Kent
Universal Pictures
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • August 30, 1950 (1950-08-30) (United States)
Running time
88 minutes
Country United States
Language English

South Sea Sinner is a 1950 American adventure film directed by H. Bruce Humberstone and starring MacDonald Carey and Shelley Winters. It is a remake of Seven Sinners (1940). Liberace has a small role.[1]


A cafe owner on a South Sea island plays a dangerous game of blackmail with a fugitive from justice.



South Sea Sinner was known as East of Java during filming. Helena Carter replaced Dorothy Hart.[2]

Winters was accused of having a number of temperamental outbursts on set.[3][4]


  1. ^ Bosley Crowther. "'South Sea Sinner' Arrives at the Criterion--'Red Light' Comes to the Globe". The New York Times, January 16, 1950.
  2. ^ By THOMAS F BRADY Special to The New York Times. (1949, Jul 01). JANET LEIGH GETS 2 RKO FILM LEADS. New York Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from
  3. ^ HEDDA HOPPER. (1949, Jul 26). Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from
  4. ^ Scheuer, P. K. (1949, Nov 13). SHELLEY WINTERS MAY DO JEAN HARLOW'S LIFE. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from

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