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Until They Sail (1957)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, War | 27 February 1958 (Australia)
During WW2, husband-less New Zealand women meet and marry American soldiers who are fighting in the Pacific theater.

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Cast

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Anne Leslie
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Delia Leslie Friskett
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Capt. Richard Bates
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Evelyn Leslie
Wally Cassell ...
Phil Friskett aka Shiner
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Prosecution Attorney
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Max Murphy
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Tommy
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US Marine, Store Customer
Adam Kennedy ...
Andy, Delia's Lover
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US Marine, Store Customer
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Pvt. Duff (scenes deleted)
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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

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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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27 February 1958 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Famintas de Amor  »

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$1,841,000 (estimated)
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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

The movie takes place in New Zealand. Toward the end of the movie, one of the sisters and her son are flying away. The registration on the aircraft is SU-AAC. "SU" is the registration letters for aircraft certified in Egypt. 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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Great Romantic Story
5 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film was written by famous writer James Michener and also a very famous director Robert Wise along with a great cast of actors who made this into a great 1957 Classic to view and enjoy. The story revolves around sister's who live in New Zealand during the war and most of the men have gone into the service of their country and left a small town without any men and strictly women. As the war continues, these women seek men and when the United States troops arrive in New Zealand many women want to get married, some have babies out of wedlock and the war upsets the morals of all men and women in this small town. Jean Simmons, (Barbara Leslie Forbes); Joan Fontaine Anne Leslie and Sandra Dee, (Evelyn Leslie) are all sisters, some married and some simply living with one man after another. Sanda Dee plays the role of the baby sister in her teens who also begins to fall in love. Paul Newman, (Capt. Richard Bates) has a great interest in Barbara Leslie after her husband is killed, but he will not commit himself to her and is really afraid to start a relationship because he has to fight in the Pacific against the Japanese Government. This is a very emotional film and shows the horrors of war and the suffering it causes men and women. Enjoy.


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