Fair Wind to Java (1953) Movie

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(Hollywood) USA

Ratings / Votes
5.9/ 10 (135 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

Production Company
Republic Pictures (I) [us]

Production Designer

All Producers

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Release Date
(USA) - 28 April 1953
(West Germany) - 6 October 1953
(Portugal) - 30 October 1953
(Turkey) - November 1953
(Sweden) - 8 February 1954

Running Time

ADVENTURE...SPECTACLE...SAVAGE LOVE! (original print ad - all caps)

based-on-novel, hidden-treasure, pirate, south-seas, trucolor, volcano, whipping,

Technical Support
LAB:Consolidated Film Industries (CFI), Hollywood (CA), USA - (Trucolor by) (as Consolidated)
OFM:35 mm
PFM:35 mm
RAT:1.37 : 1

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Pictures of Fair Wind to Java (1953) Movie not found

Full Cast

  1. Ahn, Philip as [Gusti] <13>
  2. Baer, Buddy as [King] <6>
  3. Bekassy, Stephen as [Lieutenant] <14>
  4. Chuman, Howard as [Guard] <19>
  5. Dime, James as (uncredited) [Sailor]
  6. Douglas, Robert (I) as [Saint Ebenezer/Pulo Besar] <3>
  7. Fix, Paul as [Wilson] <10>
  8. George, John (I) as (uncredited) [Helmsman]
  9. Halloran, John (I) as [Guard] <18>
  10. Hayward, Chuck (I) as [Sailor] <22>
  11. Jarman Jr., Claude as [Chess] <7>
  12. Kalili, Mailoa as [Guard] <20>
  13. Kikume, Al as [Guard] <21>
  14. Luke, Keye as [Pidada] <15>
  15. MacMurray, Fred as [Capt. Boll] <1>
  16. McLaglen, Victor as [O'Brien] <4>
  17. Murphy, William (I) as [Ahab] <11>
  18. Petrie, Howard as [Reeder] <9>
  19. Reeves, Richard (I) as [Hoppo Two] <17>
  20. Russell, John (I) as [Flint] <5>
  21. Sullivan, Charles (I) as (uncredited) [Sailor]
  22. Whiteford, Blackie as [Sailor] <23>
  23. Withers, Grant as [Jason Blue] <8>
  24. Brissac, Virginia as [Bintang] <16>
  25. Ralston, Vera as [Kim Kim] <2>
  26. Sujata (I) as [Dancer] <12>


  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Drama

Full Plot

The Dutch East Indies, at the end of the nineteenth century. An adventurous captain of an American merchant vessel is looking for a sunken Dutch vessel containing 10,000 precious diamonds. Unfortunately, he's not the only one and then there's also that volcano on the nearby island of Krakatau, waiting to explode in its historical, disastrous eruption... Homme A. Piest Plot not found

Total Business

BT: USD 1,250,000 CP: Copyright MCMLIII by Republic Pictures Corporation

Movie Certificate

12 (West Germany)(nf)
PG (Australia)
K-12 (Finland)
15 (Sweden)

Music Composers

  1. Young, Victor (I)


  1. Doyle, Michael (VII) (uncredited)
  2. Marta, Jack A. (director of photography) (as Jack Marta)

Dress Designers

  1. Palmer, Adele


Gloria Filmverleih [at] - (1954) (Austria) (theatrical)
Republic Pictures (I) [us] - (1953) (USA) (theatrical)


  1. Asoka (I) (dance stager) (uncredited)
  2. Eremin, Joan (script supervisor) (uncredited)
  3. Franklin, Dwight (technical advisor)
  4. Sujata (I) (technical advisor) (uncredited)
  5. Yates, Herbert J. (presenter)

Other Titles

  1. Der Rebell von Java (1953) (ENG)

  2. Der Rebell von Java (1953) (ENG)
    (West Germany)

  3. Il ribelle di Giava (1953) (ENG)

  4. Ribelle di Giava, Il (1953) (ITA)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. CBS Studio Center - 4024 Radford Avenue, Studio City, Los Angeles, California, USA


- Actor Claude Jarman, Jr. made the picture on his summer vacation from college. He is quoted in "Growing Up On The Set" by T. and J. Goldrup as saying it was one of the worst pictures ever made. He became friends with Fred MacMurray who would occasionally shake his head and ask "Why am I in this movie?".