Life is strange and worrying for Arthur Grimble when, with his bride Olivia, he arrives on an island in the Pacific as a cadet in the Colonial Service. The testy resident commissioner, who had been expecting an experienced man, soon shows his disapproval; but will Arthur and his young wife succeed in winning the hearts and minds of the island’s people?
Denholm Elliott, Susan Stephen and Michael Hordern star in this highly engaging feature from renowned writer, producer and director Wolf Rilla. Filmed in Samoa and based on the true experiences of Sir Arthur Grimble, commissioner of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony in the western Pacific during the 1920s. Pacific Destiny is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.
The British Film
The British Film collection was launched by Network Distributing in April 2013 as part of a five-year plan to release over 450 vintage British films through a deal with Studiocanal, one of Europe’s leading distribution and production companies. Many of the films have never been available to own and will benefit from new transfers, affirming Network Distributing’s commitment to classic British cinema.
Titles include significant works from studios including Associated Talking Pictures, Ealing Studios, London Films, British Lion, Associated British Picture Corporation and EMI from the Studiocanal archive.