Drums of Tahiti

Drums of Tahiti is a 1954 American Technicolor South Seas adventure film directed by William Castle and starring Dennis O'Keefe and Patricia Medina. Drums of Tahiti was released in 3-D, and was one of three 3-D movies made by director William Castle.[1]

Drums of Tahiti
Directed byWilliam Castle
Produced bySam Katzman
Screenplay byRobert E. Kent
Story byRobert E. Kent
Douglas Heyes
StarringDennis O'Keefe
Patricia Medina
Narrated byMichael Ansara
CinematographyLester H. White
Edited byJerome Thoms
Columbia Pictures
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • April 23, 1954 (1954-04-23)
Running time
73 minutes
CountryUnited States

Plot summary

In 1877, Tahitians under the rule of aging Queen Pomare (Frances Brandt) dislike their position as a French protectorate and quietly plan a new war with assistance from Britain.[2]



Filming started 15 June 1953.[3]


  1. The Screen in Review: ' Drums of Tahiti' Bows at the Palace H, H. T.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 24 Apr 1954: 14.
  2. http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title.jsp?stid=27484
  3. Jack Carson New Star in 'Red Garters'; Sultry Singer Set for Medina Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 19 May 1953: B7.

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