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The Proud and Profane (1956)

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

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Lt. Col. Colin Black
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Lee Ashley
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Kate Connors
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Eustace Press
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Theodore Newton ...
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In the Pacific during WWII, a Roman Catholic widow falls for a tough lieutenant colonel.

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25 September 1956 (Japan)  »

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Robert Morse's first film appearance. See more »

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The US Army Air Force C-47 cargo planes are painted in post WW2 paint scheme rather than the wartime green. When the Air Force became a separate service in 1947 the white over bare metal paint scheme as seen in the movie was adopted. See more »

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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.


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