Thomas "Boats" Gilhooley, an expatriate United States Navy (USN) veteran, works aboard a freighter. When he realizes that the ship is passing by Haleakaloha, French Polynesia, but not actually calling there as he had been promised, he jumps ship to swim to the island.
|author||Edmund Beloin Frank S. Nugent James A. Michener James Edward Grant|
|keywords||boat boston church destroyer dive expatriate extended family family company father and daughter fishing trip gendarmerie hapa inherit late wife maroon marriage plans miami beach morality clause pass shipping company sibling slot machine survive swim think united states navy violate wedding present world war ii|
|musicBy||Cyril J. Mockridge|
|productionCompany||John Ford Productions|
|recordedAt||Kauai Paramount Stage 1|