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Once Before I Die (1966)

Not Rated | | Drama, War | December 1966 (USA)
WW-II 1941: Shortly after Pearl Harbor the Japanese attack the Philippine islands. A group of Polo playing soldiers and their families are surprised far off in the countryside. Lt. Bailey ... See full summary »

Director:

John Derek

Writers:

Anthony March (story "Quit For The Next"), Vance Skarstedt (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ursula Andress ... Alex
John Derek ... Bailey
Richard Jaeckel ... Lt. Custer
Ron Ely ... Soldier (as Ronald Ely)
Rod Lauren ... Captain
Vance Skarstedt Vance Skarstedt
Allen Pinson Allen Pinson
Greg Martin Greg Martin
Renato Robles Renato Robles
Fred Galang Fred Galang
Andres Centenera ... (as Andress Centenera)
Rod Francisco Rod Francisco
Nello Nayo Nello Nayo
Mario Taquibulos Mario Taquibulos
Eva Vivar Eva Vivar
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WW-II 1941: Shortly after Pearl Harbor the Japanese attack the Philippine islands. A group of Polo playing soldiers and their families are surprised far off in the countryside. Lt. Bailey leads them back to Manila, but the streets are jammed with fugitives. On the trip Bailey's fiancée Alex talks with a 22 years old shy soldier. He tells her of his fears to die and admits that he's never been with a woman. Only once before he dies, he'd like to have sex. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Drama | War

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Trivia

Jock Mahoney, previous to this film, starred in "Tarzan Goes To India" (1962). After this film's release, Ron Ely starred in the TV series "Tarzan" (1966-1968). See more »

Soundtracks

Once Before I Die
Words and Music by Norman Gimbel (as Norman Gimble) and Ralph London
Sung by Lenny Welch
Through courtesy of Kapp Records
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Undeniably rubbish
15 July 2007 | by chinnSee all my reviews

What a waste of time confusing. pointless and annoying. The action scenes in this were stupid beyond belief. Why would you drive around in circles in a truck whilst trying to shoot a passing aircraft with a machine gun you're not aiming? Sticking red circles on a Sherman tank does not make it Japanese! I know they weren't really central to the plot - if you can call it that but still what a crock o crap. So many scenes were unexplained, why would senior officers be sitting in a strip club with enlisted men and then brawling? Why didn't they believe Custer about the rear guard action? Why is Custer allowed to cut the sleeves off his shirt and wear it like that? How does Ursula keep her outfit clean and pressed after jumping in every river she sees? Oh and another thing - why, after the battle, does Custer hand Alex his .45? She's never touched a gun before and never shown any interest! Disjointed and without flow, I really regretted watching this one through to the end. it's dire!

J


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Country:

USA | Philippines

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No Toys for Christmas See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines

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F8, Vitri Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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