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I never thought cynical love could be so charming.
I don't know how big a star Newman was at the time, but his "cool-hand" cynic is amazing in this film. The pairing with Jean Simmons (some one I'd always thought of as a bit prim and cold) worked perfectly. Though superficially a hackneyed romance, Until They Sail really works because the central couple are so mature and dismissive of the war romances they see around them. The New Zealand setting was unexpected and charming. I'd love to see this in a double bill with the technicolour lushness of The Revolt of Mamie Stover: Full of passionate women fighting repressive 50s social attitudes.
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