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In Love and War (1958)

In 1944, the family lives of three San Francisco Marines are affected by their personal experiences on the front lines in the Pacific and vice-versa.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Frank "Frankie" O'Neill
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Sue Trumbell
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Sgt. Nico Kantaylis
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Andrea Lenaine Kantaylis
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Alan Newcombe
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Lorraine
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Kalai Ducanne
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Danny Krieger
Steven Gant ...
Babe Ricarno
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Amory Newcombe
Paul Comi ...
Father Wallensack
Joe Di Reda ...
Capistron
Buck Class ...
Derek
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Professor D. Everett Styles (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

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 Anonymous

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THE ONE TRULY GREAT STORY OF THE U.S. MARINES! (original print ad - all caps)

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Drama | War

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31 October 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Big War  »

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Budget:

$1,590,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Veronica Cartwright. See more »

Goofs

The women in this World War 2 story all wear hairdos of the 1950s. See more »

Quotes

Frank "Frankie" O'Neill: Second battalions passing by, we're moving out in the morning. Hey uh Al what you said about your father was that the fever or you?
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Referenced in Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 2 (1999) See more »

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Blue Moon
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Music by Richard Rodgers
Played when Frankie is calling on the pay phone
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France Nuyen and cast are tops in acting
17 October 2001 | by (Hollywood) – See all my reviews

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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