Race, love, and war. The Allies have landed in France, set up in a coastal town, where Lt. Sam Loggins, a serious guy from Manhattan's west side, falls hard for Monique Blair, an American raised in France. Loggins' sergeant, Britt Harris, a playboy from Jersey, also finds Monique attractive. She chooses one to love and the other to befriend after disclosing her parents' history and why she lives in France. The men say it makes no difference, a wedding is announced, and the soldiers face a dangerous mission behind enemy lines. But is everyone being truthful? Written by
Helmets worn by the Germans in the film are all World War I rather than the proper M 42 of the time. Truck and other German vehicles are shown with swastikas in a circle on their sides which is improper also. Black crosses boundaried with white on the sides coming together at the corner only; was what was proper. See more »
Natalie Wood is the girl with a black father,torn between the man she loves and Frank Sinatra-the one who loves her and understands her.
This film is done quite well. Frank and Natalie's roles are well done-the surplus of war scenes detracts a bit from the love story and the ending is a surprise, but it's a great film. Remember the age difference b/w Sinatra and Wood!!
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