Three Marines take shore leave in San Francisco during World War II. Frankie O'Neill visits his lower-class dysfunctional family; Nico Kantaylis visits his pregnant fiancée; and the upper-class Alan Newcombe visits his high-living playgirl girlfriend. Each must decide whether to make the best of his situation or break out of it. O'Neill drowns his troubles in alcohol, losing the respect of a potential lover; Kantaylis marries his fiancée, but realizes he may not survive the war to see his child; while Newcombe sheds his decadent girlfriend for a pure-hearted Hawaiian nurse. Later, in battle, a heroic act costs one of the Marines his life. Written by
THE ONE TRULY GREAT STORY OF THE U.S. MARINES! (original print ad - all caps)
31 October 1958 (USA)
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
Although the film is set during the final days of World War II, which ended in 1945, outside the San Francisco hotel where Jeffrey Hunter
and Hope Lange
spend their honeymoon are parked, among other vehicles, a 1954 Ford and a 1952 Plymouth; CinemaScope panoramas of San Francisco streets, and the San Francisco skyline are all contemporary 1958 views. See more
How can you be like everyone else?
I intend to try.
Music by Richard Rodgers
Played when Frankie is calling on the pay phone See more