screenshots / Island of Desire (aka: Saturday Island) / 1952 Coronado Productions

This South Seas adventure film was released in Britain under the title of Saturday Island.

The first audition for newcomer Tab Hunter, in what would be his 2nd film role, consisted of taking off his shirt (the screen test came later).

Star Linda Darnell had previously appeared in the 1944 western Buffalo Bill.

Filming locations included Jamaica with interiors at the former Walton Studios, Surrey, England.

The 1952 readers of Photoplay magazine named Tab Hunter the #1 new male star of the year following the release of this movie.

Tab Hunter passed in 2018 at the age of 86.