VCI Entertainment and Ivan Foxwell Productions presents "TIARA TAHITI" (1962) (101 min/Color) -- Starring James Mason, John Mills, Claude Dauphin, Herbert Lom & Rosenda Monteros
Directed by Ted Kotcheff
Another great film from the British Invasion via VCI.
Two old pro's James Mason and John Mills, doing what they do best, just masterful high class acting.
Mason was the perfect choice to play Aimsley, the charming, likable scoundrel. Oddly enought we remain on his side throughout the film because his charm that eventually wins us over.
Mills' performance as Lt. Col. Clifford Southey is quite hilarious. Creating one of those absurd characters that needs only to walk into a room for one to start laughing.
Check out the scenes which involve Mills who is alone apart from us, rehearsing how he is going to confront Mason. Despite his basically good moral character, he's one of those characters we love to hate because of his pomposity and his many unreasonable assumptions about Mason.
1. Ted Kotcheff (Director)
Date of Birth: 7 April 1931 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date of Death: Still Living
2. James Mason
Date of Birth: 15 May 1909 - Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England, UK
Date of Death: 27 July 1984 - Lausanne, Switzerland
3. John Mills [aka: Lewis Ernest Watts Mills]
Date of Birth: 22 February 1908 - The Watts Naval Training College, North Elmham, Norfolk, England, UK
Date of Death: 23 April 2005 - Denham, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Mr. Jim's Ratings:
Quality of Picture & Sound: 4 Stars
Performance: 4 Stars
Story & Screenplay: 4 Stars
Overall: 4 Stars [Original Music, Cinematography & Film Editing]
Total Time: 101 min on DVD ~ VCI Entertainment ~ (July 5, 2011)