This drama is set in World War II Australia, where an American Marine, Rebel is recuperating from wounds suffered in battle. He is weary of war and is intent on going AWOL and escaping from Australia. He becomes infatuated with a local singer, Kathy and pursues her. Kathy is married and initially is not interested in him, but later begins to love Rebel. Kathy receives a letter advising her that her husband was killed in battle. The local police and the U.S. Military are searching for Rebel as an AWOL soldier. Rebel arranges to escape Austalia by a cargo ship, but eventually allows himself to be arrested in order to keep the local police from arresting Kathy for harboring him.
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The war made him a man. Her love made him a hero. [USA Theatrical]
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The camera techniques of this movie utilizes a lot of long lenses, long tracking shots, fast film, out-of-focus shots, backlighting, Louma crane shots, and steadicam whilst production design is garnered with a large use of variations of the colour red as a thematic motif. Production Designer Brian Thomson
once said of this: "We chose the colour red for what it is: it's passion, anger . . . The interesting thing is Bob Herbert
's stage directions for the play actually say that it takes place at 'the red end of the experiential spectrum'." See more
Referenced in GUNSHIP: Tech Noir
Written by Peter Best
Performed by Debra Byrne
(as Debbie Byrne) See more