Monday, October 11, 2010

South Pacific.(1958)

South Pacific(1958). Based on James A. Michener's Tales of the South Pacific. The film was directed by Joshua Logan. Cast: Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr and Ray Walston.
The movie also features, Juanita Hall, a musical theatre and film actress. She is remembered for her roles in the original stage and screen versions of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals: South Pacific, as Bloody Mary and Flower Drum Song, as Auntie Liang.

The film begins when Marine lieutenant Joseph Cable, is sent on a mission to set up camp in Japanese territory, along the coast, in order to keep track of enemy. Meanwhile, Sailor Luther Billis, is trying to sell grass skirts to Bloody Mary, the island trader. Billis does not like the fact that the island of Balai Ha'i, is off limits to his enlisted men.

While, waiting for the war in the South Pacific, one of the nurses finds herself having to choose between love and prejudice.

Rodgers and Hammerstein have given us some truly wonderful music scores, and the movie South Pacific has many of them.

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