MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,301 this week

The Proud and Profane (1956)

 -  Drama | War  -  25 September 1956 (Japan)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 255 users  
Reviews: 10 user

In the Pacific during WWII, a Roman Catholic widow falls for a tough lieutenant colonel.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (written for the screen by)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

with Prime Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 250 titles
created 23 Apr 2011
 
a list of 142 titles
created 06 Aug 2011
 
a list of 48 titles
created 09 Feb 2012
 
a list of 538 titles
created 20 Nov 2012
 
a list of 29 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Proud and Profane (1956)

The Proud and Profane (1956) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Proud and Profane.

User Polls

Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Robert Lomax tired of working in an office, wants to be an artist. So he moves to Hong Kong to try his hand at painting. Finding a cheap hotel he checks in, only to find it's used by ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Quine
Stars: William Holden, Nancy Kwan, Sylvia Syms
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Toward the end of his life F. Scott Fitzgerald is writing for Hollywood studios to be able to afford the cost of an asylum for his wife. He is also struggling against alcoholism. Into his life comes the famous gossip columnist.

Director: Henry King
Stars: Gregory Peck, Deborah Kerr, Eddie Albert
The Hucksters (1947)
Drama | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A World War II veteran wants to return to advertising on his own terms, but finds it difficult to be successful and maintain his integrity.

Director: Jack Conway
Stars: Clark Gable, Deborah Kerr, Sydney Greenstreet
The Key (1958)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

During World War II, tug boats conduct what are called salvage missions - picking up disabled ships. Not well equipped with weaponry, the tugs are sitting ducks for enemy fire. As such, the... See full summary »

Director: Carol Reed
Stars: William Holden, Sophia Loren, Trevor Howard
The Journey (1959)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A British woman trying to escape Hungary with her freedom fighter lover finds herself the obsession of a Communist officer.

Director: Anatole Litvak
Stars: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Jason Robards
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A grandmother seeks a governess for her 16 year old granddaughter, Laurel, who manages to drive away each and every one so far by exposing their past, with a record of three in one week! ... See full summary »

Director: Ronald Neame
Stars: Deborah Kerr, Hayley Mills, John Mills
Dream Wife (1953)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Clemson Reade, a business tycoon with marriage on his mind, and Effie, a U.S. diplomat, are a modern couple. Unfortunately there seems to be too much business and not enough pleasure on the... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Sheldon
Stars: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Walter Pidgeon
Wild Rovers (1971)
Certificate: GP Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Ross Bodine and Frank Post are cowhands on Walt Buckman's R-Bar-R ranch. Bodine is older and broods a bit about how he will get along when he's too old to cowboy. Post is young and ... See full summary »

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: William Holden, Ryan O'Neal, Karl Malden
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Five years after George Radcliffe was the chief witness in a high profile murder case, his wife receives a blackmailing letter accusing him of the crime.

Director: Michael Anderson
Stars: Gary Cooper, Deborah Kerr, Eric Portman
Boots Malone (1952)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Boots Malone is jockey's agent and a bit of a wheeler-dealer who went from living at the Ritz to living in a room at the stables when his star jockey was killed in an accident. After nearly... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle
Stars: William Holden, Stanley Clements, Basil Ruysdael
Blaze of Noon (1947)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In the 1920s, four brothers fly for the fledgling U.S. Air Mail Service.

Director: John Farrow
Stars: Anne Baxter, William Holden, Sonny Tufts
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Alison Kirbe of London, receives a telegram from Texas, that she has inherited a livestock ranch. It is plastered throughout the London newspapers that Alison has become a rich heiress, and... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Deborah Kerr, Robert Walker, Mark Stevens
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Lt. Col. Colin Black
...
Lee Ashley
...
Kate Connors
...
Eddie Wodcik
William Redfield ...
Chaplain Lt. (jg) Holmes
Ross Bagdasarian ...
Louie
...
Eustace Press
...
Joan
Theodore Newton ...
Bob Kilpatrick
Richard Shannon ...
Major
...
Lieutenant (jg) Hutchins
Edit

Storyline

In the Pacific during WWII, a Roman Catholic widow falls for a tough lieutenant colonel.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel

Taglines:

TWO OF TODAY'S MOST BRILLIANT STARS BRING YOU ONE OF THE BOLDEST LOVE STORIES THE SCREEN HAS EVER BROUGHT YOU...IT LAYS BARE THE HEART OF A WOMAN! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Drama | War

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

25 September 1956 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

A Breed Apart  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Robert Morse's first film appearance. See more »

Soundtracks

Amor
(uncredited)
Written by Gabriel Ruiz, Ricardo López Méndez and Sunny Skylar
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Run of the mill drama amongst the palms
18 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Considering the cast this oddly obscure WWII war drama is nothing special but is ultimately an entertaining drama.

The basic story is a standard one of a clash of values between two people with very different life experiences.

The best performance as usual comes from Thelma Ritter as a no nonsense nurse, whenever she's on screen she cuts right through the somewhat sugary dramatics with astringent fortitude.

Deborah Kerr and William Holden perform their assigned roles well but their characters are both pretty selfish and unsympathetic to involve you in their story.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I missed the last scene! zina-vukin
Did Colonel Black really know Lee's husband? potato2
Discuss The Proud and Profane (1956) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?