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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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Eddie Wodcik
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Chaplain Lt. (jg) Holmes
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Louie
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Eustace Press
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Joan
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Bob Kilpatrick
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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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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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Written by Gabriel Ruiz, Ricardo López Méndez and Sunny Skylar
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OK Romantic Drama
26 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

During WWII, a Red Cross volunteer comes to the South Pacific seeking information about the death of her soldier husband. Kerr is fine as the lonely woman struggling to cope with her loss. This is a strange role for Holden, who usually played characters with integrity. Although the actor is always worth watching, here his character is basically a dishonest heel. It's hard to believe that someone like Kerr, no matter how vulnerable, falls in love with him. Not surprisingly, Ritter steals the film as a tough but caring nurse. The screenplay and direction by Seaton, who worked with Holden on four films, is nothing special, but it's not bad either. The scenery is nice.


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