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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 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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In the islands of the South Pacific, with war raging around them, they meet - the arrogant Marine colonel who had stripped himself of humanity...the highborn beauty of the horses-and-hunting set whose emotional demands had destroyed the only man she'd loved. Call it chemistry if you will...suddenly for these two there is no past, no future. And afterwards...betrayed by a man and her own emotions, Lee learns to forgive. And Colin Black learns to beg forgiveness. Their love story is the most intimate the screen has yet brought you. The team that created "Country Girl" and "The Bridges at Toko-Ri" has surpassed itself, has produced a masterpiece that delves deep into the human heart. See more »

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Drama | War

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Ray Stricklyn. 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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US Virgin Islands Location
19 December 2010 | by Traderbob6-927-252935See all my reviews

Several scenes from "The Proud and the Profane" were shot at my parents' home in St Thomas, USVI, at Estate Frenchman's Bay on the island's southern side. The company bought (and left) an additional refrigerator to make & keep ice for the stars' drinks (it gets hot under the lights in the Caribbean!). I also remember seeing a few huge electric bulbs that apparently were blown out or not worth the expense of shipping back to Hollywood. Since I was in elementary school in the States at the time of shooting, I didn't get to watch any of the production, but heard all the stories when I returned for the summer. "The Frogmen", with Richard Widmark, was also shot on the property (in the bay in front of the house).


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