Enchanted Island (1958)

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After a dispute with the captain of the whaler "Dolly", Abner and Tom decide to jump ship. They are received at a native village in a friendly fashion, but their hosts turn out to be Typees, reputed to be fierce cannibals. Loosely based on Herman Melville's first book "Typee" in which he recounted his experiences in 1842 when together with a friend, he jumped ship in the Marquesas Islands.

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