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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 ...
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Eustace Press
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Theodore Newton ...
Bob Kilpatrick
Richard Shannon ...
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In the Pacific during WWII, a Roman Catholic widow falls for a tough lieutenant colonel.

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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 »

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interesting but strange
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It was strange, but interesting watching this movie. Deborah Kerr plays an American Red Cross volunteer who pulls strings to get assigned to the South Pacific to find out the circumstances of her husband's death on Guadalcanal. Thelma Ritter (excellent as always) plays her supervisor who becomes close to Kerr and is not liking what is going on. William Holden (who is unrecognizable, except for the voice) plays sadistic Colonel Black, who is attracted in to the upper middle class Deborah Kerr. It is an unusual role for Holden since his roles typically are suave, sophisticated and the handsome leading man type of parts. Compared to movies from current adolescent-minded writers, directors and producers, it is palatable.


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