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


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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A Breed Apart  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Ross Bagdasarian who plays Louie later became known as David Seville of "Alvin and the Chipmunks" fame. He also appeared in "Rear Window". See more »


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 »


Written by Gabriel Ruiz, Ricardo López Méndez and Sunny Skylar
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Thelma Ritter!
27 July 2003 | by (Auburn, CA) – See all my reviews

The scenery looks bedraggled in this movie because so many people chew it. It's an over-the-top melodrama, with William Holden being the most ridiculous. But never mind -- it has Thelma Ritter, who can save any movie. She's the best thing in this one.

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