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South Pacific (1958)
Film hurt my feelings as a youngster
One ***tiny SPOILER*** shouldn't count as a spoiler...just don't want to be punished.
I'm not a big fan of "South Pacific."
It is a visually lovely film. Brazzi was good-looking and I'd like a husband like him. Mitzi Gaynor had a cute figure. France Nuyen was breathtaking.
What bothered me is that scene where the young soldier breaks off with France Nuyen's character because she is half Tonganese. He contemplates on his future with her because she is half Tonganese and if they had children, they would have 1/4 Tonganese children. Even Gaynor's character is uncertain of being involved with a man who is a father to mixed children.
I am of mixed blood and I have never forgotten those scenes from the film.
It was disappointing considering this film is based on tales written by a man married to an Asian woman. Also some 1950's films like "Sayonara" and "Japanese War Bride" showed promise for a future of mixed children. Then to show France's character dumped because she is half not even full-blooded Tonganese was a step backward.
The Awful Truth (1937)
One of my favorite films
I absolutely adore this film. Bellamy, Dunne, and Grant are hilarious. I love Irene Dunne. At every chance, I have to let the world know that she is THE MOST UNDERRATED actress ever. In this film she was coquettish and funny. I don't think she was very good-looking but she had wit and sex appeal as well as singing talent.
I think the film holds up today. It's much more innocent than today's films but Irene Dunne tried to be as naughty as she could without breaking the Hays Code.
The Young in Heart (1938)
A film that I remember years later
I love a lot of those 30's films and this is one film that I stumbled upon on television.
The cast is endearing especially Billie Burke. How can one not love Billie Burke? I fell in love with Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. He was so handsome and funny.