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The British Film: Pacific Destiny


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Denholm Elliott Susan Stephen
In the early years of this century, when the sun never set on the British Empire, His
Majesty's representatives from the Colonial Service governed in every far-flung comer of the globe.
Men like Arthur Grimble , who was sent to a tropical south-sea island to shape and civilise the natives, armed only with a Latin degree and his 'old school tie'...
Screenplay by RICHARD MASON Based on the book, A Pattern of Islands, by SIR ARTHUR GRIMBLE Directed by WOLF RILLA
Produced by JAMES LAWRIE
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Unknown: Denholm Elliott
Unknown: Susan Stephen
Unknown: Arthur Grimble
Unknown: Richard Mason
Unknown: Sir Arthur Grimble
Directed By: Wolf Rilla
Produced By: James Lawrie
Arthur Grimble: Denholm Elliott
Olivia Grimble: Susan Stephen
Resident commissioner: Michael Hordern
District officer: Gordon Jackson
Tauvela: Inia Te Wiata
Lama, his wife: Henrietta Godinet
Talca, his son: Ollie Crichton
Kitiona, his son: Hans Druce
Voice-of-the-Tide, his daughter..: Moira MacDonald
Sea-Wind, his daughter: Rosie Leavasa
Tulo: John Bryce
Tiki-Tiku: Ezra Williams

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The British Film: Pacific Destiny

BBC One London, 3 December 1987 14.15

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