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

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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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THEY LIVED THE MOST INTIMATE LOVE STORY TO COME OUT OF THE WAR! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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25 September 1956 (Japan)  »

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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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