- The Hawaiians (film)
name = The Hawaiians
imdb_id = 0065820
James R. Webb
Charlton Heston Tina Chen Geraldine Chaplin Mako
Lucien Ballard Philip H. Lathrop
United Artists(1970) (USA) (theatrical) (as United Artists Entertainment from Transamerica Corporation)
17 June 1970
runtime = 134 min.
language = English
"The Hawaiians" is a 1970 American
historical filmbased on the novel "Hawaii" by James A. Michener.It was directed by Tom Griesand had screenplay by James R. Webb. The cast included Charlton Hestonas Whipple Hoxworth, and Geraldine Chaplin. It also featured an outstanding performance by Tina Chenfor which she received a Golden Globenomination as best supporting actress.
It tells the story of Whipple Hoxworth, who started the pineapple industry in
Hawaiiwith the help of Chinese indentured peasants, whom he brought to Hawaii from China, because his grandfather died, leaving his fortune to Whip's cousin, Micah Hale ( Alec McCowen).
The film was based on the book's later chapters, which covered the arrival of the Chinese and Japanese and the growth of the plantations. The third chapter of the book had been made into a film "Hawaii" earlier in 1966.
Academy Award for Best Costume Design( Bill Thomas)
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture( Tina Chen)
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