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J. Lee Thompson
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
This film is great and features superb performances by all the actors and very realistic battle scenes. France Nuyen is fabulous and beautiful as always. The only major problem is wardrobe! It is absolutely maddening that the film takes place in WW11 but all the women have 1950's hair,clothing and make-up. You'd think that the director,producer,writer,SOMEONE would notice such a ridiculous flaw. They should have 1940's wardrobe and hair so you actually believe its WW11. Because of this, for almost the entire film I thought they were involved in the Korean war.
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