Five stories move simultaneously through this yawning picture that marked Darryl Zanuck's return to independent production after spending so much time running Fox studios. The Caribbean background is gorgeous, but the actors make the mistake of walking and talking in front of the scenery
and therein lies the difficulty. Mason is the rich son of a wealthy family that lives on a small island. He wants to run for political office against Belafonte, a popular union leader. When stories begin appearing that purport to prove Mason's mixed-blood heritage, the man is delighted, believing
that will rally some of the on-the-fence voters to elect him. Meanwhile, Belafonte is ...