Ruby Dee and Sidney Poitier
Our Virgin Island (1958) was a drama romance, directed by Pat Jackson. A visually beautiful film, it has a lot going for it. It’s main asset, in my opinion, is the always wonderful pairing of Ruby Dee and Sidney Poitier. The two worked so beautifully together and deserve much more attention when conversations about great screen couples come up.
They were magical together and had the kind of spark film directors always dream of.
The cast also includes John Cassavetes, Isabel Dean, Virginia Maskell, Howard Marion-Crawford, and Colin Gordon.
To feature one of Hollywood’s all-time biggest stars in Sidney Poitier, it’s surprising that this film is SELDOM (all caps) ever shown on television. You truly have to make a point out of finding it yourself.
Unfortunately the dvd isn’t available at this time and it isn’t on Prime Video. If these dire situations ever change, I’ll come back here and joyfully update this post!