Rainbow Island (1944 film)

Rainbow Island is a 1944 American musical comedy film directed by Ralph Murphy and written by Arthur Phillips and Walter DeLeon. The film stars Dorothy Lamour, Eddie Bracken, Gil Lamb, Barry Sullivan, Forrest Orr, Anne Revere and Reed Hadley. The film was released on September 5, 1944, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2]

Rainbow Island
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRalph Murphy
Produced byE.D. Leshin
Screenplay byArthur Phillips
Walter DeLeon
Story bySeena Owen
StarringDorothy Lamour
Eddie Bracken
Gil Lamb
Barry Sullivan
Forrest Orr
Anne Revere
Reed Hadley
Music byRoy Webb
CinematographyKarl Struss
Edited byArthur P. Schmidt
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • September 5, 1944 (1944-09-05)
Running time
98 minutes
CountryUnited States




Dorothy Lamour was reluctant to play the lead. Paramount was going to use contract player Yvonne De Carlo instead but then Lamour changed her mind, and De Carlo was relegated to a bit player. "You might have seen Gil Lamb chasing me through the bushes in it," said De Carlo later.[3]


  1. "Rainbow Island (1944) - Overview". TCM.com. Retrieved 2015-03-25.
  2. Crowther, Bosley (1944-10-26). "Movie Review - Rainbow Island - 'Rainbow Island,' With Bracken and Lamour Opens at Criterion - 'Abroad With Yanks' at Globe". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2015-03-25.
  3. THE UNVEILING OF YVONNE (SALOME) DE CARLO: Herewith Some Early Film Entries in the Easter Week Sweepstakes By THOMAS M. PRYOR. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 25 Mar 1945: X3.

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