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The Proud and Profane (1956)

Not Rated | | Drama, War | 25 September 1956 (Japan)
In the Pacific during WWII, a Roman Catholic widow falls for a tough lieutenant colonel.

Director:

George Seaton

Writers:

Lucy Herndon Crockett (novel), George Seaton (written for the screen by)
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
William Holden ... Lt. Col. Colin Black
Deborah Kerr ... Lee Ashley
Thelma Ritter ... Kate Connors
Dewey Martin ... Eddie Wodcik
William Redfield ... Chaplain Lt. (jg) Holmes
Ross Bagdasarian ... Louie
Adam Williams ... Eustace Press
Marion Ross ... Joan
Theodore Newton ... Bob Kilpatrick
Richard Shannon Richard Shannon ... Major
Peter Hansen ... Lieutenant (jg) Hutchins
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In the Pacific during WWII, a Roman Catholic widow falls for a tough lieutenant colonel.

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From The Best Selling Novel That Sensationally Told The Most Intimate Secrets Of A Woman's Love! See more »

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Drama | War

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

25 September 1956 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Proud and the Profane See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Film debut of Robert Morse. See more »

Goofs

The US Army Air Force C-47 cargo planes are painted in post WW2 paint scheme rather than the wartime green. When the Air Force became a separate service in 1947 the white over bare metal paint scheme as seen in the movie was adopted. See more »

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Written by Gabriel Ruiz, Ricardo López Méndez and Sunny Skylar
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interesting but strange
12 December 2010 | by annodnosinutSee all my reviews

It was strange, but interesting watching this movie. Deborah Kerr plays an American Red Cross volunteer who pulls strings to get assigned to the South Pacific to find out the circumstances of her husband's death on Guadalcanal. Thelma Ritter (excellent as always) plays her supervisor who becomes close to Kerr and is not liking what is going on. William Holden (who is unrecognizable, except for the voice) plays sadistic Colonel Black, who is attracted in to the upper middle class Deborah Kerr. It is an unusual role for Holden since his roles typically are suave, sophisticated and the handsome leading man type of parts. Compared to movies from current adolescent-minded writers, directors and producers, it is palatable.


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