Virgin Island (film)

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Our Virgin Island
Virgin Island
Our Virgin Island 1959 poster.jpg
1959 theatrical poster
Directed by Pat Jackson
Produced by Leon Clore
Written by Ring Lardner Jr.
Starring John Cassavetes
Virginia Maskell
Sidney Poitier
Music by Clifton Parker
Cinematography Freddie Francis
Edited by Gordon Pilkinton
Release date
  • October 1958 (1958-10)
Running time
94 minutes[1]
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Virgin Island is a 1958 British drama film directed by Pat Jackson and stars John Cassavetes, Virginia Maskell and Sidney Poitier.[2] It is an adaptation of the novel Our Virgin Island by Robb White and was filmed on the British Virgin Islands. The American release in 1960 followed the title of the novel.[3][4]


A British woman (Maskell) marries an American writer (Cassavetes) in spite of her family's disapproval and goes to live with him on a tropical island.



  1. ^ Film Review 1959-60, p.98
  2. ^ "BFI | Film & TV Database | VIRGIN ISLAND (1958)". 2009-04-16. Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  3. ^ British Virgin Islands, Report - Page 6 Great Britain. Foreign and Commonwealth Office - 1958 GENERAL The Colony was the location for the film Virgin Island shot by Countryman Films Ltd. of London during the period September to November, 1957. The film was based on Robb White's book Our Virgin Island which had its setting on ...
  4. ^ Film Review - Page 22 F. Maurice Speed - 1959 But one girl who did get a really big chance in 1958 and made the most of it was Virginia Maskell, the girl from Shepherd's Bush who made a delightful impact with her performance in her first major role in the British Lion film Virgin Island.

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