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Once Before I Die (1966)

WW-II 1941: Shortly after Pearl Harbor the Japanese attack the Philippine islands. A group of Polo playing soldiers and their families are surprised far off in the countryside. Lt. Bailey ... See full summary »

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Alex
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Bailey
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Lt. Custer
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Soldier (as Ronald Ely)
Rod Lauren ...
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Vance Skarstedt
Allen Pinson
Greg Martin
Renato Robles
Fred Galang
Andres Centenera ...
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Rod Francisco
Nello Nayo
Mario Taquibulos
Eva Vivar
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WW-II 1941: Shortly after Pearl Harbor the Japanese attack the Philippine islands. A group of Polo playing soldiers and their families are surprised far off in the countryside. Lt. Bailey leads them back to Manila, but the streets are jammed with fugitives. On the trip Bailey's fiancée Alex talks with a 22 years old shy soldier. He tells her of his fears to die and admits that he's never been with a woman. Only once before he dies, he'd like to have sex. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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December 1966 (USA)  »

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Akomi mia fora prin pethano  »

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Once Before I Die
Words and Music by Norman Gimbel (as Norman Gimble) and Ralph London
Sung by Lenny Welch
Through courtesy of Kapp Records
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One thing I did like
13 February 2002 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

There was an interesting tension between Andress as the life force and the fate each of the men met after they became involved with her. Moths to the flame. I wish the film had made more of this theme (and been better in general).


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