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The Proud and Profane (1956)

Not Rated | | Drama, War | 25 September 1956 (Japan)
In the Pacific during WWII, a Roman Catholic widow falls for a tough lieutenant colonel.

Director:

George Seaton

Writers:

Lucy Herndon Crockett (novel), George Seaton (written for the screen by)
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
William Holden ... Lt. Col. Colin Black
Deborah Kerr ... Lee Ashley
Thelma Ritter ... Kate Connors
Dewey Martin ... Eddie Wodcik
William Redfield ... Chaplain Lt. (jg) Holmes
Ross Bagdasarian ... Louie
Adam Williams ... Eustace Press
Marion Ross ... Joan
Theodore Newton ... Bob Kilpatrick
Richard Shannon ... Major
Peter Hansen ... Lieutenant (jg) Hutchins
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In the Pacific during WWII, a Roman Catholic widow falls for a tough lieutenant colonel.

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The "From Here To Eternity Of 56" See more »

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

25 September 1956 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Proud and the Profane See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Deborah Kerr was Oscar-nominated as Best Actress a total of six times, but never won. Thelma Ritter was Oscar-nominated as Best Supporting Actress a total of six times, but never won. See more »

Goofs

The US Army Air Force C-47 cargo planes are painted in post WW2 paint scheme rather than the wartime green. When the Air Force became a separate service in 1947 the white over bare metal paint scheme as seen in the movie was adopted. See more »

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Written by Gabriel Ruiz, Ricardo López Méndez and Sunny Skylar
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OK Romantic Drama
26 December 2012 | by kenjhaSee all my reviews

During WWII, a Red Cross volunteer comes to the South Pacific seeking information about the death of her soldier husband. Kerr is fine as the lonely woman struggling to cope with her loss. This is a strange role for Holden, who usually played characters with integrity. Although the actor is always worth watching, here his character is basically a dishonest heel. It's hard to believe that someone like Kerr, no matter how vulnerable, falls in love with him. Not surprisingly, Ritter steals the film as a tough but caring nurse. The screenplay and direction by Seaton, who worked with Holden on four films, is nothing special, but it's not bad either. The scenery is nice.


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