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In Love and War (1958)

In 1944, the family lives of three San Francisco Marines are affected by their personal experiences on the front lines in the Pacific and vice-versa.

Director:

Philip Dunne

Writers:

Edward Anhalt (screenplay by), Anton Myrer (based on a novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Robert Wagner ... Frank "Frankie" O'Neill
Dana Wynter ... Sue Trumbell
Jeffrey Hunter ... Sgt. Nico Kantaylis
Hope Lange ... Andrea Lenaine Kantaylis
Bradford Dillman ... Alan Newcombe
Sheree North ... Lorraine
France Nuyen ... Kalai Ducanne
Mort Sahl ... Danny Krieger
Steven Gant Steven Gant ... Babe Ricarno
Harvey Stephens ... Amory Newcombe
Paul Comi ... Father Wallensack
Joe Di Reda Joe Di Reda ... Capistron
Buck Class Buck Class ... Derek
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Storyline

Three Marines take shore leave in San Francisco during World War II. Frankie O'Neill visits his lower-class dysfunctional family; Nico Kantaylis visits his pregnant fiancée; and the upper-class Alan Newcombe visits his high-living playgirl girlfriend. Each must decide whether to make the best of his situation or break out of it. O'Neill drowns his troubles in alcohol, losing the respect of a potential lover; Kantaylis marries his fiancée, but realizes he may not survive the war to see his child; while Newcombe sheds his decadent girlfriend for a pure-hearted Hawaiian nurse. Later, in battle, a heroic act costs one of the Marines his life. Written by Anonymous

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Love-Hungry Youth amid the fires of war See more »

Genres:

Drama | War

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Big War See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,590,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Wagner, Jeffery Hunter and Hope Lange also co-stared in The True Story of Jesse James. See more »

Goofs

Although the film is set during the final days of World War II, which ended in 1945, outside the San Francisco hotel where Jeffrey Hunter and Hope Lange spend their honeymoon are parked, among other vehicles, a 1954 Ford and a 1952 Plymouth; CinemaScope panoramas of San Francisco streets, and the San Francisco skyline are all contemporary 1958 views. See more »

Quotes

Frank "Frankie" O'Neill: Second battalions passing by, we're moving out in the morning. Hey uh Al what you said about your father was that the fever or you?
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Soundtracks

Blue Moon
(uncredited)
Music by Richard Rodgers
Played when Frankie is calling on the pay phone
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In Love And War - 1958
11 February 2014 | by pafortenSee all my reviews

I grew up during the years of WWII and always enjoy movies made about that time. This movie is exceptionally great. TCM (Turner Classic Movies) shows it now and then. I like the choice of actors/actresses for the parts. Robert Wagner, Bradford Dillman, Jeffrey Hunter and Hope Lang are especially great. I like the scenes of early San Francisco shown in the film. I also think it's a great character study, most of the men in the U.S. felt it was their duty to enlist in the military to avenge our country. The struggle is show in the character of Alan Newcome (Bradford Dillman). And also the expectations put on Alan by his father. Then there is the internal struggle of "Frankie" (Robert Wagner) to measure up to the character of the men he is serving with. Then comes the noble gesture by Jeffrey Hunter's character to "do the right thing," and marry his pregnant girlfriend. I can't seem to find the right words to talk about this great movie, it's so exceptional. See it yourself, I think you'll like the life lessons it has.


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