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On a South Pacific island during World War II, love blooms between a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman who's being courted for a dangerous military mission.

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Emile De Becque
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Ensign Nellie Forbush, USN
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Lt. Joseph Cable, USMC
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Luther Billis
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Bloody Mary
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Liat
Russ Brown ...
Capt. Brackett, USN
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The Professor
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Stewpot
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Commander Harbison, USN
Candace Lee ...
Ngana - Emile's Child
Warren Hsieh ...
Jerome - Emile's Child
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Lt. Buzz Adams
Giorgio Tozzi ...
Emile De Becque (singingVoice)
Archie Savage ...
Chief - Boar's Tooth Ceremonial Dancer / Ceremonial Dance Chief
Francis Kahele ...
Henry - Emile's Servant
Robert Jacobs ...
1st Communications Man
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2nd Communications Man
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Co-Pilot
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Navigator (as Ronald Ely)
Steve Wiland ...
Seabee Dancer
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Admiral Kester (as Richard Cutting)
Joe Bailey ...
U.S. Commander
Buck Class ...
Fighter Pilot
Richard Kiser ...
Fighter Pilot
Robert Hover ...
Pilot in Hospital (as Linc Foster)
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Pilot in Hospital
Stephen Ferry ...
Pilot in Hospital
Joan Baker ...
Nurse at Nurses' Beach
Diane Reid ...
Nurse at Nurses' Beach
Phyllis Butcher ...
Nurse at Nurses' Beach
Dian Goodman ...
Nurse at Nurses' Beach
Diane DuBois ...
Nurse at Nurses' Beach
Anna James ...
Nurse at Nurses' Beach
Karen Gallant ...
Nurse at Nurses' Beach
Joyce Kramer ...
Nurse at Nurses' Beach
Barbara Cole ...
Nurse at Nurses' Beach
Mary Bishop ...
Nurse at Nurses' Beach
May Fewell ...
Nurse at Nurses' Beach
Beverly Johnson ...
Nurse at Nurses' Beach
Jane Lucas ...
Nurse at Nurses' Beach
Janet Hanrahan ...
Nurse at Nurses' Beach
Helen Partridge ...
Nurse at Nurses' Beach (as Helen Patridge)
Barbara Nesser ...
Nurse at Nurses' Beach
Marlene Lizzio ...
Nurse at Nurses' Beach
Muffett Webb ...
Nurse at Nurses' Beach
Mary Jo Flanders ...
Nurse at Nurses' Beach
Debbie Wilcox ...
Nurse at Nurses' Beach
Faye Antaky ...
Nurse in Thanksgiving Show
Donna Pouget ...
Nurse in Thanksgiving Show
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Nurse in Thanksgiving Show
Pat Volasko ...
Nurse in Thanksgiving Show
Jan Haller ...
Nurse in Thanksgiving Show
Beverly Aadland ...
Nurse in Thanksgiving Show (as Beverly Adland)
Bonnie Lene ...
Nurse in Thanksgiving Show
Jonni Paris ...
Nurse in Thanksgiving Show (as Jonnie Paris)
Diane Myles ...
Nurse in Thanksgiving Show
Barbara Donaldson ...
Nurse in Thanksgiving Show
Ila McAvoy ...
Nurse in Thanksgiving Show
Joanne Jones ...
Nurse in Thanksgiving Show
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Nurse in Thanksgiving Show (as Lorri Thomas)
Darlene Engle ...
Nurse in Thanksgiving Show
Kay Tapscott ...
Nurse in Thanksgiving Show
Evelyn Ford ...
Nurse in Thanksgiving Show
Betty Bunch ...
Nurse in Thanksgiving Show
Susan Logan ...
Nurse in Thanksgiving Show (as Sue Logan)
Dan Wallace ...
Sailor / Seabee
Karl Heyer ...
Sailor / Seabee
James De Closs ...
Sailor / Seabee (as Jim DeCloss)
Mike Vincent ...
Sailor / Seabee
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Sailor / Seabee (as Jim Stacy)
Donald Mundell ...
Sailor / Seabee
Alvin Arnold ...
Sailor / Seabee
Mark Pinkston ...
Sailor / Seabee
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Sailor / Seabee (as Gene Bergmann)
Velton Parker ...
Sailor / Seabee
John Chasey ...
Sailor / Seabee
Lee Thomas ...
Sailor / Seabee
Carl Esser ...
Sailor / Seabee
Joseph Schlichter ...
Sailor / Seabee
Jim Ganley ...
Sailor / Seabee
Richard Smith ...
Sailor / Seabee
Murray Gaby ...
Sailor / Seabee
Robert Nelson ...
Sailor / Seabee
William Glisson ...
Sailor / Seabee
Hadley Gray ...
Sailor / Seabee
George Hooper ...
Sailor / Seabee
John Caler ...
Sailor / Seabee
Charles Joyner ...
Sailor / Seabee
Morris Harmell ...
Sailor / Seabee
Donald Lane ...
Sailor / Seabee
Donald Nobles ...
Sailor / Seabee
Tom Moore ...
Sailor / Seabee
Mike Salamunovich ...
Sailor / Seabee
Tom Logan ...
Sailor / Seabee
Durwood Bloomgren ...
Marine / Sailor in Thanksgiving Show
Charles Lunard ...
Marine / Sailor in Thanksgiving Show
Tex Brodus ...
Marine / Sailor in Thanksgiving Show
Joe Paz ...
Marine / Sailor in Thanksgiving Show
Bob Calder ...
Marine / Sailor in Thanksgiving Show
Eddie Searles ...
Marine / Sailor in Thanksgiving Show (as Ed Searles)
Roy Damron ...
Marine / Sailor in Thanksgiving Show
Clark Lee ...
Marine / Sailor in Thanksgiving Show
Galvan De Leon ...
Sub Chief - Boar's Tooth Ceremonial Dancer (as Galvan DeLeon)
Bob Destine ...
Whip Man - Boar's Tooth Ceremonial Dancer
Sidney Hurston ...
Birdman - Boar's Tooth Ceremonial Dancer
Leroy Hamilton ...
Birdman - Boar's Tooth Ceremonial Dancer
James Truitt ...
Ashman - Boar's Tooth Ceremonial Dancer
Clyde Webb ...
Ashman - Boar's Tooth Ceremonial Dancer
Stephen Papich ...
Ashman - Boar's Tooth Ceremonial Dancer (as Steve Pappich)
Victor Upshaw ...
Firetender - Boar's Tooth Ceremonial Dancer
Nat Bush ...
Firetender - Boar's Tooth Ceremonial Dancer
Garland Thompson ...
Firetender - Boar's Tooth Ceremonial Dancer
Ralph Weaver ...
Firetender - Boar's Tooth Ceremonial Dancer
James Field ...
Barua
William Washington ...
Barua
Marco Lopez ...
Barua
Charles Carter ...
Barua
Alex Young ...
Barua
Ray Mendez ...
Barua
George Hall ...
Barua
Richard Domasin ...
Barua
James Malcolm ...
Barua
Maaka Nua ...
Barua
Johnny Morgan ...
Barua
Tonu Nua ...
Barua
Jack Williams ...
Barua
Selu Nua ...
Barua
Andrew Robinson ...
Barua
Niki Nua ...
Barua
Kirk Boone ...
Blue Boy
Walt Davis ...
Blue Boy (as Walter Davis)
Wesley Gale ...
Blue Boy
Don Marshall ...
Blue Boy
Clarence Landry ...
Blue Boy
David Walker ...
Blue Boy
Andrew Isaacs ...
Blue Boy
Harold Walker ...
Blue Boy
Walter Smith ...
Blue Boy
Charles Mohr ...
Blue Boy
George Davis ...
Drummer / Musician
Santiago Mos ...
Drummer / Musician
Kenneth Walker ...
Drummer / Musician
Gregory Christmas ...
Drummer / Musician
Bill Ornelles ...
Drummer / Musician
Gary Christmas ...
Drummer / Musician
Freddie Baker ...
Drummer / Musician (as Freddy Baker)
Gene Fontaine ...
Drummer / Musician
James Green ...
Drummer / Musician
Charles R. Rogers ...
Drummer / Musician
Don Martin ...
Drummer / Musician
Anita Louise Dano ...
Polynesian Woman (as Anita Dano)
Anne Darris ...
Polynesian Woman (as Ann Darris)
Yvonne De Lavallade ...
Polynesian Woman
Joan Fontaine ...
Polynesian Woman
Lenmana Guerin ...
Polynesian Woman (as Lemmana Guerin)
Paulette Easley ...
Polynesian Woman
Tela Mansfield ...
Polynesian Woman (as Telu Mansfield)
Claire Alcantara ...
Polynesian Woman
Vicki Orozco ...
Polynesian Woman
Missaye Meyer ...
Polynesian Woman (as Misaye Meyer)
Bobbi Coté ...
Polynesian Woman
Mimi Dillard ...
Polynesian Woman
Harriette Young ...
Polynesian Woman (as Harriet Young)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Monica Meyer ...
Girl running on beach
John Coldren ...
Marine in Attack Briefing (uncredited)
Hazel Daniels ...
Negro Woman (uncredited)
Peggy Dave ...
Negro Woman (uncredited)
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Sailor / Seabee (uncredited)
Marie Greene ...
Ngana (uncredited) (singingVoice)
Kathryn Johnson ...
Negro Woman (uncredited)
Martinique Landois ...
Negro Woman (uncredited)
Bill Lee ...
Lieutenant Joseph Cable, USMC (uncredited) (singingVoice)
Jeanna Limyou ...
Negro Woman (uncredited)
Harrigan Logan ...
French Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Dorothy Michener ...
Missionary (uncredited)
James A. Michener ...
Missionary (uncredited)
Thelma Oliver ...
Negro Woman (uncredited)
Jean Pace ...
Negro Woman (uncredited)
Thurl Ravenscroft ...
Stewpot (uncredited) (singingVoice)
Frieda Rentie ...
Negro Woman (uncredited)
Hazel Rogers ...
Negro Woman (uncredited)
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Bloody Mary (uncredited) (singingVoice)
Frank D. Strong ...
Sailor (uncredited)
Jeannie Thompson ...
Negro Woman (uncredited)
Ercelle Tisby ...
Negro Woman (uncredited)
Cesar Ugarte ...
Sailor (uncredited)
Boots Wade ...
Negro Woman (uncredited)

Directed by

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Joshua Logan

Written by

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Paul Osborn ... (screenplay)
 
Richard Rodgers ... (adapted from the play "South Pacific") &
Oscar Hammerstein II ... (adapted from the play "South Pacific") and
Joshua Logan ... (adapted from the play "South Pacific")
 
James A. Michener ... (based on "Tales of the South Pacific" by)

Produced by

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Buddy Adler ... producer
Richard Rodgers ... presents (as Rodgers and Hammerstein)
George P. Skouras ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Alfred Newman ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Leon Shamroy ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Robert L. Simpson ... film editor (as Robert Simpson)

Art Direction by

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John DeCuir ... (as John De Cuir)
Lyle R. Wheeler

Set Decoration by

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Paul S. Fox ... (set decorations)
Walter M. Scott

Costume Design by

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Dorothy Jeakins ... (costumes designed by)

Makeup Department

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Ben Nye ... makeup artist
Helen Turpin ... hair stylist
Willard Buell ... makeup artist (uncredited)
William Buell ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Bunny Gardel ... body makeup artist (uncredited)
Buddy King ... hair dresser (uncredited)
Allan Snyder ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Marie Walter ... hair dresser (uncredited)

Production Management

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Eric Stacey ... production manager (uncredited) / unit manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Ben Kadish ... assistant director
Morris Harmell ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Ray Kellogg ... second unit director (uncredited)
Mike Salamunovich ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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James Cane ... draperies (uncredited)
Walter De Hart ... prop maker (uncredited)
George Dudley ... set specifications (uncredited)
Ed Graves ... continuity artist (uncredited)
Sidney H. Greenwood ... lead man (uncredited)
Dale Hennesy ... illustrator (uncredited)
Harvey Jackson ... painter (uncredited)
Ed Jones ... property master (uncredited)
Joe Krutak ... painter (uncredited)
Walter Ledgerwood ... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Charles Long ... draperies (uncredited)
John Lowess ... painter (uncredited)
Bob McLaughlin ... props (uncredited)
Donald L. Nobles ... prop maker (uncredited)
Paul Skelton ... prop maker (uncredited)
Wayne Smothers ... props (uncredited)
James Stephens ... plasterer (uncredited)
Robert Thompson ... plasterer (uncredited)
Loren Woods ... construction foreman (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Fred Hynes ... sound recording supervisor
Joseph I. Kane ... sound recordist (as Joseph Kane)
Orrick Barrett ... boom man (uncredited)
Harry Bavaird ... playback operator (uncredited)
John W. Rixey ... sound assistant (uncredited)
Donald C. Rogers ... boom operator (uncredited)
Jack R. Woltz ... cable man (uncredited)
Newt Woltz ... sound system consultant (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Bill Middlemas ... special effects: second unit (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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L.B. Abbott ... special photographic effects
Emil Kosa Jr. ... matte artist (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Alfred Baalas ... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Al Baerthlin ... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Delmer Blair ... dolly grip (uncredited)
Jack Brown ... rigging gaffer (uncredited)
Richard Cameron ... rigging grip (uncredited)
Stanley Cortez ... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Hugh Crawford ... first assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Lee Crawford ... first assistant camera (uncredited)
William Cronjager ... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Leo Davis ... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Eric Ericson ... grip (uncredited)
Sam Fisher ... electrician (uncredited)
Walter Fitchman ... key rigging grip (uncredited)
Arthur Gerstle ... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Frank Gilley ... grip (uncredited)
Fred Hall ... gaffer (uncredited)
Bob Henderson ... best boy (uncredited)
Ted Husserl ... electrician (uncredited)
Grover Jones ... electrician (uncredited)
William K. Jurgensen ... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Bert Kershner ... second assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Fred Kuhnau ... electrician (uncredited)
Grover Laube ... camera mechanic assistant: second unit (uncredited)
Al Lebowitz ... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Paul Lockwood ... camera operator (uncredited)
Gaston Longet ... still photographer (uncredited)
W.A. Machado ... grip (uncredited)
Frank McCardle ... best boy grip (uncredited)
Leo McCreary ... key grip (uncredited)
James Mitchell ... still photographer (uncredited)
John Murray ... grip (uncredited)
Al Parker ... rigging lamp operator (uncredited)
John Pazzelli ... key grip: second unit (uncredited)
Frank Powolny ... still photographer (uncredited)
Fred Richter ... rigging best boy grip (uncredited)
Charles Rosebrook ... electrician (uncredited)
Irving Rosenberg ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Bill Schneider ... camera mechanic (uncredited)
Bob Smith ... generator operator (uncredited)
John M. Stephens ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Clyde Taylor ... rigging best boy electric (uncredited)
Hank Vadare ... generator operator (uncredited)
Kenneth T. Williams ... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Reeder P. Boss ... wardrobe manager (uncredited)
Norma Brown ... wardrobe manager (uncredited)
Dale Henderson ... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
Mickey Sherrard ... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)

Music Department

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George Adams ... music editor
Robert Russell Bennett ... orchestrator
Ken Darby ... associate conductor / associate music supervisor
Pete King ... orchestrator
Robert Mayer ... music editor
Bernard Mayers ... orchestrator
Alfred Newman ... conductor / music supervisor
Edward B. Powell ... orchestrator
Richard Rodgers ... music by
Murray Spivack ... music recordist
John Williams ... musician: piano (uncredited)

Other crew

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Leonard Doss ... technicolor color consultant
Oscar Hammerstein II ... originally produced on the stage by / presenter (as Rodgers and Hammerstein)
Leland Hayward ... originally produced on the stage by
Joshua Logan ... originally produced on the stage by
LeRoy Prinz ... choreographed by: Boar's Tooth Ceremonial Number
William Reynolds ... production associate
Rodgers and Hammerstein ... present
Richard Rodgers ... originally produced on the stage by
Schuyler A. Sanford ... Todd-AO consultant
Lee Crawford ... publicist (uncredited)
Joseph Curtis ... dialogue coach (uncredited)
Charles E. Dolan ... craft service (uncredited)
Joe Fisher ... landscaper (uncredited)
Katherine Lambert ... production researcher (uncredited)
Fred Lutz ... landscaper (uncredited)
George Novak ... landscaper (uncredited)
Peter Rea ... landscaper (uncredited)
Frances C. Richardson ... production researcher (uncredited)
W.E. Starbuck ... technical advisor (uncredited)
J.N. Williams Jr. ... technical advisor (uncredited)
Sonia Wolfson ... publicist (uncredited)
Marshall J. Wolins ... script supervisor (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Can a girl from Little Rock find happiness with a mature French planter she got to know one enchanted evening away from the military hospital where she is a nurse? Or should she just wash that man out of her hair? Bloody Mary is the philosopher of the island and it's hard to believe she could be the mother of Liat who has captured the heart of Lt. Joseph Cable USMC. While waiting for action in the war in the South Pacific, sailors and nurses put on a musical comedy show. The war gets closer and the saga of Nellie Forbush and Emile de Becque becomes serious drama. Written by Dale O'Connor

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Taglines In the thrilling tradition of "Around The World In 80 Days"... See more »
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Also Known As
  • Al sur del Pacífico (Spain)
  • Notios eirinikos (Greece)
  • Юг Тихого океана (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Poludniowy Pacyfik (Poland)
  • Déltenger (Hungary)
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Runtime
  • 157 min
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Budget $6,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Concerned that the film's lush tropical settings would appear unnatural in Technicolor, and partially to cover up the fluctuations in weather during the shoot, director Joshua Logan hoped to soften the effect by filming several scenes through the newly available colored filters. He later indicated he considered this to be the biggest mistake he had made in his filming career. He wanted the filters to be subtler, but he says that the film processing lab had made them more extreme than he liked. There was no time to re-shoot without them or replace them because the film was a roadshow and tickets had been booked months in advance. However, according to his son Tom, when the film first became available on VHS and Mr. Logan watched it, he liked the filtered scenes. See more »
Goofs At least two of the sailors are black. The Armed Forces were not desegregated until 1948, three years after WW2 ended. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Sound of Music: From Fact to Phenomenon (1994). See more »
Soundtracks Bloody Mary See more »
Crazy Credits There are probably more dubbed singing voices in this film than in any other screen version of a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, but the only one which actually receives screen credit is that of Giorgio Tozzi, who dubs the singing voice of Emile de Becque (Rosanno Brazzi). This is because Tozzi was a renowned bass-baritone with the Metropolitan Opera. See more »
Quotes Emile de Becque: When all you care about is here, this is a good place to be.
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