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Kings Go Forth (1958)

 -  Drama | War | Action  -  28 June 1958 (USA)
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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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Complete credited cast:
1st Lt. Sam Loggins
Cpl. Britt Harris
Monique Blair
Leora Dana ...
Mrs. Blair
The Colonel
Ann Codee ...
Mme. Brieux
Eddie Ryder ...
Cpl. Lindsay (as Edward Ryder)
Jacques Berthe ...
Jean-François Dauvah, Boy


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 <>

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As big and brave and bold a love story as has ever been exploded on the screen! See more »


Drama | War | Action | Romance


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28 June 1958 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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The role of Monique was originally written with Dorothy Dandridge in mind. See more »


The music played in the jazz club scene is a style from the 1950s, when the movie was filmed, not from the 1940s when the movie is set. See more »


Referenced in In Person (1993) See more »

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Sinatra starting to get socially conscious
10 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think around this time is when Sinatra was big pals with Sammy Davis Jr. so getting involved in a film a subject matter like this was probably something he thought he should do.

Basic premise is Sinatra gets to liking a girl in town, when he's on liberty in France, but she's hesitant to getting involved with him. She finally tells him that's her father was a black man. She tells him the basic background of her father and white mother and why they came to France. Back in those times it was it was a common site over there (like Josephine Baker). He takes his time and finally decides he's OK with it but a problem occurs by-way-of Tony Curtis. He's a spoiled little rich kid who gets into the army. He basically has a way with women and gets whatever he wants. He meets Sinatras girl and decides he loves her. This causes issues of course.

I won't talk about the big "gasp" in the movie but needless to say, whether you believe in miscegenation or not, you'll probably agree at what Tony Curtis has comin to em at the end.

This one is certainly not an award winner but all in all...a decent film

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