Saturday Island (1952) | Hollywood teen idol Tab Hunter’s big screen debut now on DVD

Appearing in his first major screen role, Hollywood teen idol Tab Hunter stars opposite Linda Darnell in this drama of restrained passion set on a remote South Pacific island during World War Two. Renamed in the US with the more racy-sounding Island of Desire, the British-made Saturday Island is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original colour film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

On a calm night in tropical seas, a hospital troop ship carrying sick and wounded from the Far East hits a magnetic mine, with the ensuing explosion forcing the crew to abandon ship. Young American Marine corporal ‘Chicken’ Dugan (Hunter) and 30-something nurse Elizabeth Smythe (Darnell) survive, and manage to make their way to a deserted island. After a year alone together, a tender relationship builds until it becomes complicated by the arrival of a wounded British pilot (Donald Gray) following a plane crash…

Special features

• Original theatrical trailer

• Image gallery

• Press release PDF

Saturday Island is released on DVD in the UK from Network Distributing