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Kings Go Forth (1958)

Approved | | Drama, War, Action | 28 June 1958 (USA)
Toward the end of World War II, two American soldiers fighting in Southern France become romantically involved with a young, American woman. Her background will reveal more about them than her.

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1st Lt. Sam Loggins
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Monique Blair
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The Colonel
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Mme. Brieux
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Jean-François Dauvah, Boy
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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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FRANK SINATRA - TONY CURTIS - NATALIE WOOD In The Most Challenging Love Story Of Our Time See more »

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Drama | War | Action | Romance

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The role of Monique was originally written with Dorothy Dandridge in mind. See more »

Goofs

In the stock footage of the French Riviera, several girl bathers are shown wearing bikinis. The bikini bathing suit was not introduced till after the war. See more »

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Referenced in In Person (1993) See more »

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I'm upset about this film
18 March 2002 | by (brookline mass) – See all my reviews

I'm still upset about this film. Its been over for 15 minutes and I'm still having bursts of tears and I want to settle down so I can go upstairs to sleep. Its a good war movie and a great love story about a triangle between Wood, Sinatra and Curtis. Sinatra plays the guy a lot of us feel like in high school when the slickster scum (Curtis) moves in on the one you're crazy about. The racial issue is not nearly as important as the basic trianglular struggle, with a not meagre war plot well mixed in. Obviously Wood does not remotely look half black (as she is supposed to be) and her French accent leaves a bit to be desired but she is beautiful, Curtis is handsome and Sinatra plays quite well the man whose beauty lies within. Most of today's movies are 50 cent scripts with 50 million dollar special effects and no class. This movie is the exact opposite on all counts. Super acting, story and heart. Made me cry more than once. This is why I like old movies better than new. A movie that its makers could be proud to offer their maker.


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