Set in the early '40s, a San Francisco prostitute is run out of town just as the second World War has begun to intensify. Mamie settles down in Hawaii, hoping to start a new life. Though ...
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Gilliat,a fisherman/smuggler is in jail, and is offered a pardon, if he undertakes a mission to sail to France to rescue Douchette, an English agent, whose cover has been blown,and who has now been jailed. Gilliat accepts the challenge.
Stephen Torino (Wilde), who is tricked by his brother Marco (Adler) into an arranged marriage with tempestuous Annie Caldash (Russell). Annie is willing to give the union a go, but Torino wants none of it.
Set in the early '40s, a San Francisco prostitute is run out of town just as the second World War has begun to intensify. Mamie settles down in Hawaii, hoping to start a new life. Though her prospects look good when she falls in love with a science-fiction writer who treats her with the respect she deserves, the dawning war and the fallacies of her previous lifestyle complicate their budding romance. Mamie cannot fully remove herself from her former profession, and provides some of her old services to the sailors stationed in town. Searching for another means of financial security, Mamie invests in several pieces of real estate and becomes quite wealthy, though her bad reputation has not been forgotten by the locals.Written by
Although this movie was changed before it's initial release, the intent remains. Jane give a subtle performance full of nuance as Mamie. Although, the movie is often shown on the FXM channel, it's in a standard, non-widescreen version. As of this writing, (March 2018), plans are to release this gem of a movie on blu-ray sometime later this year!.
Because of censorship, the the original story point of Mamie being a prostitute servicing the military men who visit the brothel she works at has been changed to Mamie chatting with customers in the "champagne room" at a "dance hall." Modern audience will figure it out. But the real story line is Mamie trying to find a place in high-society by obtaining her own wealth without the help a man, is the focus. This ambition costs her respectability among the self-righteous society in Honolulu and it may even cost her the love of her life.
Jane is great and their is real heat between her and Richard Egan. Agnes Moorehead appears as the Madame of the brothel Jane works at, is wonderful plus to this movie as she is to any movie she appeared in. Check it out!
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