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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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Major
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Lieutenant (jg) Hutchins
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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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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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interesting but strange
12 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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