The Hawaiians (1970)

GP | 134 mins | Melodrama | 17 June 1970

Director:

Tom Gries

Writer:

James R. Webb

Producer:

Walter Mirisch

Cinematographers:

Lucien Ballard, Philip Lathrop

Production Designer:

Cary Odell

Production Company:

Mirisch Productions, Inc.
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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed in Hawaii. Film is a sequel to Hawaii , ... More Less

Location scenes filmed in Hawaii. Film is a sequel to Hawaii , q.v. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
4 Nov 1968
p. 2.
Daily Variety
30 Jan 1969
p. 2.
Daily Variety
5 Feb 1969
p. 6.
Daily Variety
10 Feb 1969
p. 2.
Daily Variety
6 Mar 1969
p. 8.
Daily Variety
30 Jun 1969
p. 2.
Daily Variety
10 Jul 1969
p. 3.
Daily Variety
25 Jul 1969
p. 8.
Daily Variety
19 Aug 1969
p. 4.
Daily Variety
1 Oct 1969
p. 16.
Daily Variety
22 Dec 1969
p. 2.
Los Angeles Times
8 Oct 1968
Section C, p. 18.
Los Angeles Times
14 Feb 1969
Section D, p. 12.
Los Angeles Times
8 Apr 1969
Section G, p. 13.
Los Angeles Times
20 Jul 1969
Section O, p. 24.
Los Angeles Times
26 Oct 1969
Section V, p. 20.
Los Angeles Times
19 Jun 1970
Section F, p. 15.
Los Angeles Times
1 Jul 1970
Section E, p. 18.
New York Times
19 Jan 1969
Section D, p. 11.
New York Times
14 Jun 1970
pp. 11-12.
New York Times
18 Jun 1970.
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Variety
12 Feb 1969
p. 5.
Variety
5 Mar 1969
p. 17.
Variety
30 Jul 1969
p. 28.
Variety
24 Sep 1969
p. 17.
Variety
17 Jun 1970
p. 16.
Variety
6 Jan 1971
p. 11.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Dir
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
Prod des
Art dir
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
COSTUMES
Cost des
MUSIC
SOUND
Sd mix
Sd re-rec
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod supv
Prod mgr
Stunt coordinator
Stunt coordinator
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Hawaii by James Albert Michener (New York, 1959).
DETAILS
Release Date:
17 June 1970
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 17 June 1970
Los Angeles opening: 1 July 1970
Production Date:
began 21 July 1969
Copyright Claimant:
Mirisch Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
24 June 1970
Copyright Number:
LP37995
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
De Luxe
Widescreen/ratio
Panavision
Duration(in mins):
134
MPAA Rating:
GP
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
22205
SYNOPSIS

Whip Hoxworth returns to Hawaii with a boatload of indentured Chinese laborers to find that his grandfather has died, leaving his fortune to Whip's cousin, Micah Hale. Unwilling to work for Micah, Whip establishes his own plantation with the help of the Chinese laborers, including Nyuk Tsin and Mun Ki, a couple who were brought on the boat. Milton Overpeck, an engineer, persuades Whip to drill for water, and when the well succeeds, irrigation becomes possible for the previously barren land. Whip gives Nyuk some land, and with her help, he turns the plantation into a prosperous pineapple enterprise. Purity, Whip's Hawaiian wife, is not happy, however, and leaves to rear their son Noel in native Hawaiian fashion; and Nyuk goes to a leper colony with her husband when he develops the dread disease. Many years later, Nyuk, whose children are now embarking on prosperous careers, returns to the island and finds Whip living with a Japanese mistress. When Queen Liliuokalani, the sovereign of native Hawaiians, tries to reestablish her dominion over the island, Whip succeeds in deposing her, and Micah is appointed president of the new Republic of Hawaii. Disaster strikes again, however, as a plague hits, and the Chinese ghetto is burned to the ground to prevent the spread of infection. Whip offers to help rebuild the burned section of the city and to help restore the financially ruined Nyuk. Finally, both agree to a marriage, which they had previously opposed, between Whip's son Noel and Nyuk's daughter Mei ... +


Whip Hoxworth returns to Hawaii with a boatload of indentured Chinese laborers to find that his grandfather has died, leaving his fortune to Whip's cousin, Micah Hale. Unwilling to work for Micah, Whip establishes his own plantation with the help of the Chinese laborers, including Nyuk Tsin and Mun Ki, a couple who were brought on the boat. Milton Overpeck, an engineer, persuades Whip to drill for water, and when the well succeeds, irrigation becomes possible for the previously barren land. Whip gives Nyuk some land, and with her help, he turns the plantation into a prosperous pineapple enterprise. Purity, Whip's Hawaiian wife, is not happy, however, and leaves to rear their son Noel in native Hawaiian fashion; and Nyuk goes to a leper colony with her husband when he develops the dread disease. Many years later, Nyuk, whose children are now embarking on prosperous careers, returns to the island and finds Whip living with a Japanese mistress. When Queen Liliuokalani, the sovereign of native Hawaiians, tries to reestablish her dominion over the island, Whip succeeds in deposing her, and Micah is appointed president of the new Republic of Hawaii. Disaster strikes again, however, as a plague hits, and the Chinese ghetto is burned to the ground to prevent the spread of infection. Whip offers to help rebuild the burned section of the city and to help restore the financially ruined Nyuk. Finally, both agree to a marriage, which they had previously opposed, between Whip's son Noel and Nyuk's daughter Mei Li. +

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