6.2/10
323
11 user 1 critic

The Proud and Profane (1956)

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

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (written for the screen by)
Reviews
Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

At the dawn of supersonic flight in the 1950s a group of Edwards Air Force Base experimental aircraft test pilots push themselves to the limit.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: William Holden, Lloyd Nolan, Virginia Leith
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Jerry McKibbon is a tough, no nonsense reporter, mentoring special prosecutor John Conroy in routing out corrupt officials in the city, which may even include Conroy's own police detective father as a suspect.

Director: William Dieterle
Stars: William Holden, Edmond O'Brien, Alexis Smith
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Submarine commander Ken White reminisces about his wartime years aboard submarine USS Tiger Shark and struggles with feelings of personal guilt.

Director: John Farrow
Stars: William Holden, Nancy Olson, William Bendix
Texas (1941)
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Two young men head west in search of fortune and adventure.

Director: George Marshall
Stars: William Holden, Glenn Ford, Claire Trevor
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

During the Chinese Civil War of 1949, the Communists constantly harass the two priests of a remote Catholic mission outpost.

Directors: Leo McCarey, David W. Orton
Stars: William Holden, Clifton Webb, France Nuyen
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In 1947, in an independent India, Europeans are scrambling to evacuate Ghandahar which is besieged by a local warlord but sought-after by an American arms dealer.

Director: Charles Vidor
Stars: Alan Ladd, Deborah Kerr, Charles Boyer
I Walk Alone (1948)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Frankie Madison leaves prison expecting a share from his ex-partner. But Prohibition bootlegging didn't prepare Frankie for Big Business.

Director: Byron Haskin
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A man who is down on his luck falls in with a criminal.

Director: Cy Endfield
Stars: Frank Lovejoy, Kathleen Ryan, Richard Carlson
Drama | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Blacklisted in modern day WW2, a Swedish oil trader opts to assist British Allies, by means of infiltrating and surveying Nazi Germany.

Director: George Seaton
Stars: William Holden, Lilli Palmer, Hugh Griffith
The Key (1958)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

During WW2, successive tug boat British captains sent on dangerous salvage missions pass-on the key to a home-port apartment where a lonely Swiss-Italian young war-widow lives.

Director: Carol Reed
Stars: William Holden, Sophia Loren, Trevor Howard
The Hook (1963)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

During an evacuation in the waning days of the Korean War, three American soldiers retrieve an enemy airman and take him prisoner aboard the civilian ship returning them to their lines. ... See full summary »

Director: George Seaton
Stars: Kirk Douglas, Robert Walker Jr., Nick Adams
Teacher's Pet (1958)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A hard-nosed newspaper editor poses as a night school student in order to woo a journalism teacher who cannot stand him.

Director: George Seaton
Stars: Clark Gable, Doris Day, Gig Young
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel | See All (1) »

Taglines:

From The Best Selling Novel That Sensationally Told The Most Intimate Secrets Of A Woman's Love! See more »

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

25 September 1956 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

A Breed Apart  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Robert Morse's first film appearance. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Soundtracks

Amor
(uncredited)
Written by Gabriel Ruiz, Ricardo López Méndez and Sunny Skylar
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
US Virgin Islands Location
19 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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).


4 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?