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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
The film utilizes an oft-used storyline of the war movie genre which has two soldiers in love with the same girl. See more »
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 »
KINGS GO FORTH (1958) is an excellent war drama with Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis, and Natalie Wood and directed by Delmer Daves. It was one of those powerful films that I watched for the first few minutes, fully expecting to change the channel but was quickly hooked for the duration. I saw it a couple of years ago and forgot to note it on IMDb, but I remembered a war romantic drama with great narration. I was thrilled to stumble upon it streaming on Netflix, heard Frank Sinatra's distinct narration, and knew I'd found my missing film.
It is set near the end of WWII on the French coast. Sinatra and Curtis are in the same army unit and there is a love triangle with a young and beautiful Wood who also possesses an important secret. The friendship is always uneasy between the two male stars, but they are able to do their jobs as soldiers in spite of their conflict. It is mostly a drama, but it does have enough war action to turn off some viewers, but I didn't find it to be too much action. It actually provided a realistic contrast considering the setting. Would it be a good drama without a good ending? No. It may not be the end you expect or pull for, but it works for this film. I highly recommend this film to any classic lover of this genre or these artists.
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