Sorrowful Jones is a cheap bookie in 1930's. When a gambler leaves his daughter as a marker for a bet, he gets stuck with her. His life will change a great deal with her arrival and his ... See full summary »
An American missionary and his wife travel to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But the clash between the two cultures is too great and instead of understanding there comes tragedy.
George Roy Hill
Max von Sydow,
WWI. Lili Smith is a beloved British music hall singer, often providing inspiration for the British and French troops and general populace singing rallying patriotic songs. She is also half German - her real last name being Schmidt - and is an undercover German spy, using her feminine wiles to gather information from the high ranking and generally older military officers and diplomats she seduces. Masquerading as her Swiss uncle, Colonel Kurt Von Ruger is not only her German handler but her lover. Kurt's boss, General Kessler, doesn't fully trust Lili as she is still half British. That is why it irks him that Kurt has entrusted Lili with the important mission of finding out more about the Allied air defense plans, the air which is becoming a more important battleground of the war. Of the five men who are most privy to such information, Kurt believes the best target is American pilot, Major William Larrabee as he is young, single and a ladies man. Lili is more than easily able to ...Written by
The 'French' train which shot up by the German aircraft is Irish: the broader Irish rail-gauge of 5ft 3in (instead of 4ft 8 1/2in) is briefly visible. See more »
In several interior scenes, Rock Hudson's hair style and sideburns are drastically shorter than in the rest of the film. This seems to give credence to the rumors of studio interference and the necessity of re-shoots. See more »
Maj. William Larrabee:
So what in the name of hell's vanity makes you think I'd compromise that in the name of your adolescent, narcissistic ego?
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The Paramount Pictures logo does not appear in the beginning of the film, only at the end of the film. See more »
Two decades after its original release, director Blake Edwards re-cut the film for the TNT network, shortening it by 22 minutes and dramatically changing its tone. This so-called "director's cut" runs 114 minutes. See more »
I was not around when any of Julie's big hits were made. Nevertheless, I love her. I was flipping through the TV listings one week when I came upon the listing for this movie on the old movie channel. Always a fan, I figured I'd catch it and see if it was any good. Holy cow! Being most familiar with Julie as Mary Poppins and Maria, this role was amazing. I'm not saying she's evil or anything, but it's not the sugary, perfect, everything's-coming-up-roses roles she's most associated with. It was so refreshing to see Julie play someone who is human--who makes mistakes and poor choices and has trouble making choices at all. She was just wonderful!
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