Virgin Island (film)

Virgin Island is a 1958 British drama film directed by Pat Jackson and starring John Cassavetes, Virginia Maskell and Sidney Poitier.[2] It is an adaptation of the memoir Our Virgin Island by Robb White and was filmed on the British Virgin Islands. The American release in 1960 followed the title of the novel.[3][4]

Our Virgin Island
Virgin Island
1959 theatrical poster
Directed byPat Jackson
Produced byLeon Clore
Written byRing Lardner Jr.
StarringJohn Cassavetes
Virginia Maskell
Sidney Poitier
Music byClifton Parker
CinematographyFreddie Francis
Edited byGordon Pilkinton
Release date
  • October 1958 (1958-10)
Running time
94 minutes[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom


A British woman (Maskell) marries an American writer (Cassavetes) in spite of her family's disapproval and goes to live with him on a tropical island.



  1. Film Review 1959-60, p.98
  2. "BFI | Film & TV Database | VIRGIN ISLAND (1958)". 16 April 2009. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  3. British Virgin Islands, Report - Page 6 Great Britain. Foreign and Commonwealth Office - 1958 GENERAL The Colony was the location for the film Virgin Island shot by Countryman Films Ltd. of London during the period September to November, 1957. The film was based on Robb White's book Our Virgin Island which had its setting on ...
  4. Film Review - Page 22 F. Maurice Speed - 1959 But one girl who did get a really big chance in 1958 and made the most of it was Virginia Maskell, the girl from Shepherd's Bush who made a delightful impact with her performance in her first major role in the British Lion film Virgin Island.
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