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Kings Go Forth (1958)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Romance | 28 June 1958 (USA)
Toward the end of World War II, two American soldiers fighting in Southern France become romantically involved with a young, American woman. Her background will reveal more about them than her.

Director:

Delmer Daves

Writers:

Joe David Brown (novel), Merle Miller (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Frank Sinatra ... 1st Lt. Sam Loggins
Tony Curtis ... Cpl. Britt Harris
Natalie Wood ... Monique Blair
Leora Dana ... Mrs. Blair
Karl Swenson ... The Colonel
Ann Codee ... Mme. Brieux
Eddie Ryder Eddie Ryder ... Cpl. Lindsay (as Edward Ryder)
Jacques Berthe Jacques Berthe ... Jean-François Dauvah, Boy
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Race, love, and war. The Allies have landed in France, set up in a coastal town, where Lt. Sam Loggins, a serious guy from Manhattan's west side, falls hard for Monique Blair, an American raised in France. Loggins' sergeant, Britt Harris, a playboy from Jersey, also finds Monique attractive. She chooses one to love and the other to befriend after disclosing her parents' history and why she lives in France. The men say it makes no difference, a wedding is announced, and the soldiers face a dangerous mission behind enemy lines. But is everyone being truthful? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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As big and brave and bold a love story as has ever been exploded on the screen! See more »

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Action | Drama | Romance | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

28 June 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kings Go Forth See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The role of Monique was originally written with Dorothy Dandridge in mind. See more »

Goofs

The music played in the jazz club scene is a style from the 1950s, when the movie was filmed, not from the 1940s when the movie is set. See more »

Quotes

1st Lt. Sam Loggins: How do you feel about riding in a jeep?
Mrs. Blair: It's one of the several experiences I promised myself before I die. Another is jumping out of a parachute.
1st Lt. Sam Loggins: No, dear. You jump out of a plane. You hold onto the parachute.
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Referenced in In Person (1993) See more »

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Natalie Wood is the girl with a black father,torn between the man she loves and Frank Sinatra-the one who loves her and understands her.
24 January 1999 | by suelyonSee all my reviews

This film is done quite well. Frank and Natalie's roles are well done-the surplus of war scenes detracts a bit from the love story and the ending is a surprise, but it's a great film. Remember the age difference b/w Sinatra and Wood!!


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