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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 ... 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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The "From Here To Eternity Of 56" See more »

Genres:

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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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Frank Gorshin. 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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Run of the mill drama amongst the palms
18 February 2014 | by jjnxn-1See all my reviews

Considering the cast this oddly obscure WWII war drama is nothing special but is ultimately an entertaining drama.

The basic story is a standard one of a clash of values between two people with very different life experiences.

The best performance as usual comes from Thelma Ritter as a no nonsense nurse, whenever she's on screen she cuts right through the somewhat sugary dramatics with astringent fortitude.

Deborah Kerr and William Holden perform their assigned roles well but their characters are both pretty selfish and unsympathetic to involve you in their story.


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