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The Proud and Profane (1956)

 -  Drama | War  -  25 September 1956 (Japan)
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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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Eddie Wodcik
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Chaplain Lt. (jg) Holmes
Ross Bagdasarian ...
Louie
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Eustace Press
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Joan
Theodore Newton ...
Bob Kilpatrick
Richard Shannon ...
Major
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In the Pacific during WWII, a Roman Catholic widow falls for a tough lieutenant colonel.

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US Virgin Islands Location
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Several scenes from "The Proud and the Profane" were shot at my parents' home in St Thomas, USVI, at Estate Frenchman's Bay on the island's southern side. The company bought (and left) an additional refrigerator to make & keep ice for the stars' drinks (it gets hot under the lights in the Caribbean!). I also remember seeing a few huge electric bulbs that apparently were blown out or not worth the expense of shipping back to Hollywood. Since I was in elementary school in the States at the time of shooting, I didn't get to watch any of the production, but heard all the stories when I returned for the summer. "The Frogmen", with Richard Widmark, was also shot on the property (in the bay in front of the house).


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