The Women of Pitcairn Island

The Women of Pitcairn Island is a 1956 American adventure drama film directed by Jean Yarbrough and starring Lynn Bari, John Smith and Sue England.[1][2][3]

The Women of Pitcairn Island
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJean Yarbrough
Produced byAubrey Wisberg
Jean Yarbrough
Written byAubrey Wisberg
StarringLynn Bari
John Smith
Sue England
Music byPaul Dunlap
CinematographyHarry Neumann
Edited byWilliam Austin
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • December 1956 (1956-12)
Running time
72 minutes
CountryUnited States

The film's sets were designed by the art director Dave Milton.


Nearly twenty years after the Bounty mutineers landed on Pitcairn Island, the last survivor has died leaving only their local-born widows and children. Tensions arise on the island when a fresh load of shipwrecked sailors arrive.



Filming started in August 1956 in Paramount's Sunset Studios.[4][5]

See also


  1. Hagen & Wagner p.31
  2. WOMEN OF PITCAIRN ISLAND, the. (1957, Monthly Film Bulletin, 24, 63. Retrieved from
  3. Schallert, E. (1957, Jan 31). Subversive error spurs strong plot. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from
  4. Schallert, E. (1956, Aug 16). Tracy 'promoters' star per curtiz plan; bari, whelan 'pitcairn' duo. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from
  5. By THOMAS M PRYOR Special to The New,York Times. (1956, Aug 16). CROSBY IS SIGNED FOR 'MAN ON FIRE'. New York Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from


  • Ray Hagen & Laura Wagner. Killer Tomatoes: Fifteen Tough Film Dames. McFarland, 2014.

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