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High Barbaree (1947)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Romance | 1 May 1947 (USA)
Van Johnson is a navy pilot in WWII, who has been shot down in the Pacific on a bombing mission. He and a wounded comrade are the only survivors of the mission and are lost at sea. As they ... See full summary »

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Jack Conway
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Van Johnson ... Alec Brooke
June Allyson ... Nancy Frazer
Thomas Mitchell ... Capt. Thad Vail
Marilyn Maxwell ... Diana Case
Cameron Mitchell ... Lt. Joe Moore
Claude Jarman Jr. ... Alec (Age 14)
Henry Hull ... Dr. William G. Brooke
Geraldine Wall Geraldine Wall ... Mrs. Martha Brooke
Barbara Brown Barbara Brown ... Della Parkson
Paul Harvey ... John Case
Charles Evans ... Colonel Taylor
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Storyline

Van Johnson is a navy pilot in WWII, who has been shot down in the Pacific on a bombing mission. He and a wounded comrade are the only survivors of the mission and are lost at sea. As they await rescue, Van Johnson recants his life's story and romance with girlfriend, June Allyson. It's a wonderful wholesome movie that the whole family will enjoy. Written by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall, the authors of Mutiny on the Bounty. Written by AlenaDavies<AbundantDay@hotmail.com>

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Action | Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La isla encantada See more »

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Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious
9 March 2006 | by themostuniqueSee all my reviews

I first saw this film as a young child and then again as a teen. This is my favorite movie of all time. No sex, no violence, no obscenities, just a fantastic comedic-dramatic romance. Van Johnson and June Allyson probably never made a bad movie but this must be their best. Van is handsome, heroic and lovable as a pilot downed at sea reminiscing about his life and love. June is the girlfriend who refuses to believe her love is lost at sea and searches for him. Of course there is a happy ending. This show is not sappy or silly but I guess it would make a first class "chick flick". Guys, you cannot go wrong watching this with a lady. If you see this film I'm sure you'll agree it is as good as or better than other more famous movies. Don't miss this, you're guaranteed to feel good!


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