Abner Hale, a rigid and humorless New England missionary, marries the beautiful Jerusha Bromley and takes her to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But the clash between the two cultures is too great and instead of understanding there comes tragedy.
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Great film. Von Sydow is great as the religious nut. I mean, come on, leave the islanders be. I spent most of the film wanting to punch all the people trying, and ultimately succeeding, to push their beliefs on the natives. Ultimately, a rather sad, very moving film