During World War II in the South Pacific love is found between a young nurse, Nellie Forbush (Glenn Close) and an older French plantation owner, Emile de Becque (Rade Serbedzija). The war ...
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A documentary series on life in and adapted to the conditions of the Southern part of the Pacific Ocean, a vast aquatic region with an unequaled number of islands. Both wildlife and human ... See full summary »
During World War II in the South Pacific love is found between a young nurse, Nellie Forbush (Glenn Close) and an older French plantation owner, Emile de Becque (Rade Serbedzija). The war is tearing them apart. Written by
The original Broadway production of "South Pacific" opened at the Majestic Theater on April 7, 1949, ran for 1925 performances starring Mary Martin as Nellie Forbush and Ezio Pinza as Emile de Becque, won the 1950 Tony Award for the Best Musical, Libretto and Score and won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1950. See more »
The film depicts the military using a Grumman Goose seaplane. The Goose was never used by U.S. forces outside of the U.S. or in any war zone. See more »
The only person perfectly cast was Liat. Harry Connick, Jr. was an acceptable Lt. Cable. All the others were either too old, couldn't sing or act or a combination of the three. The orchestration was disappointing, no where near the original's fullness and liveliness. Ms. Close's singing was barely passable, all the others should have been dubbed. The photography, film location and production was excellent. Too bad they could not combine that with people that could do a better job with acting and singing. Kudos to those who put up the money to remake the movie. I guess not enough money was put into it to make it a world class film.
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