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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

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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Storyline

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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kiss | soldier | tank | philippines | jungle | See All (6) »

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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John Derek directed Ron Ely, who starred the Tarzan TV series (1966-68). Derek also helmed Tarzan, The Ape Man (1981). 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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Just awful
25 August 2001 | by lorne_jbrSee all my reviews

It's been many years since I've seen this movie on TV, but it's badness is permanently engrained in my memory. I kept looking for the high school theatre dept. mention in the closing credits. All these soldiers wanting to have a crack at Ursula Andress, before they meet their doom. Hopefully, the next time it's on, there'll be an Ed Wood film on another station!


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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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Production Co:

F8, Vitri Films See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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