Jose Ferrer received the Academy Award for Best Actor for his starring performance as Cyrano de Bergerac. Mala Powers played Roxane, and William Prince portrayed Christian de Neuvillette.
Charlton Heston brings to the island a shipload of Chinese slaves to work the plantation fields. With Asian Tina Chen at his side, Heston creates a thriving pineapple plantation.
Passengers in a bus crash relive the experience through flash backs.
When an unemployed construction worker (Sydney Poitier) stops at a remote farm run by nuns, the strict mother superior believes he has been sent by God to build a church.