His Majesty O'Keefe
Stranded on the South Pacific island of Yap after his crew mutinies, American Capt. David O'Keefe (Burt Lancaster) discovers the island's coconuts are the source of a highly valued oil. O'Keefe tries to interest medicine man Fatumak (Abraham Sofaer) in a plot to convince the natives to harvest the fruit, to no avail. When German trader Tetens (André Morell) reveals that the islanders cherish a stone mined on a nearby island, O'Keefe attempts to arrange a trade: the sacred stone for coconuts.