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Until They Sail (1957)

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Four sisters in New Zealand fall for four U.S. soldiers en route to the Pacific theater in WWII

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Anne Leslie
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Delia Leslie Friskett
Charles Drake ...
Capt. Richard Bates
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Evelyn Leslie
Wally Cassell ...
Phil Friskett aka Shiner
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Prosecution Attorney
Ralph Votrian ...
Max Murphy
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Tommy
Tige Andrews ...
US Marine, Store Customer
Adam Kennedy ...
Andy, Delia's Lover
Mickey Shaughnessy ...
US Marine, Store Customer
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Four sisters in New Zealand fall for four U.S. soldiers en route to the Pacific theater in WWII Written by johnno.r@xtra.co.nz

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They Couldn't Have The Love They Wanted, So They Took The Love They Could Get!

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Drama | Romance | War

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Release Date:

27 February 1958 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Famintas de Amor  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Aspen Pictures, owned by Mark Robson and Robert Wise, bought two stories from James A. Michener's anthology "Return to Paradise." After Robson filmed one of the stories as "Return to Paradise" with Gary Cooper, they ran out of funding and had to sell the rights to the other story, "Until They Sail" to Burt Lancaster. Some years later the it ended up with Charles Schnee at MGM. By then Wise was at Metro and requested to film the property. See more »

Goofs

At the start of the film, set in 1939, the four sisters put up a map of the world to keep track of the soldiers' locations, but the map is contemporary from the year the film was made (1957), showing numerous nations that did not exist in 1939, for example: Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam (which would have been French Indochina in 1939), Indonesia (formerly the Dutch East Indies), Thailand (called Siam in 1939), and Pakistan (which was part of British India), among other countries. See more »

Quotes

Barbara Leslie Forbes: [Last lines] If my father could read the history of his daughters...
Capt. Jack Harding: He'd understand.
Barbara Leslie Forbes: As they say, to understand is to forgive. Or is it, to understand is not to forgive? I can never remember.
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Connections

References Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Until They Sail
Music by David Raksin
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by Eydie Gormé
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User Reviews

Sex or No Sex ?That is the Question.
5 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When this film was made in the 1950s it was a shocker. Clearly daring for its time, it's now tame, to say the least. Paul Newman is handsome and gives his typical outstanding performance. He's a Marine officer and a gentleman, torn with his desire to have sex with Jean Simmons or not to have sex with her. Simmons wants to have sex because she hasn't seen a man in 30 months. The film paints females of all ages as "ready, willing, and able," to jump in bed with a man in uniform if 30 months go by. The rest of the cast is fair, and some are wooden and over-the-top. Combat deaths are mourned for a minute, and the widows are quick to forget. Until They Sail is out-dated, but if you're a Jean Simmons or Paul Newman fan, it's a good rainy night movie.


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