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Once Before I Die (1966)

WW-II 1941: Shortly after Pearl Harbor the Japanese attack the Philippine islands. A group of Polo playing soldiers and their families are surprised far off in the countryside. Lt. Bailey ... See full summary »

Director:

John Derek

Writers:

Anthony March (story "Quit For The Next"), Vance Skarstedt (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ursula Andress ... Alex
John Derek ... Bailey
Richard Jaeckel ... Lt. Custer
Ron Ely ... Soldier (as Ronald Ely)
Rod Lauren ... Captain
Vance Skarstedt Vance Skarstedt
Allen Pinson Allen Pinson
Greg Martin Greg Martin
Renato Robles Renato Robles
Fred Galang Fred Galang
Andres Centenera ... (as Andress Centenera)
Rod Francisco Rod Francisco
Nello Nayo Nello Nayo
Mario Taquibulos Mario Taquibulos
Eva Vivar Eva Vivar
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Storyline

WW-II 1941: Shortly after Pearl Harbor the Japanese attack the Philippine islands. A group of Polo playing soldiers and their families are surprised far off in the countryside. Lt. Bailey leads them back to Manila, but the streets are jammed with fugitives. On the trip Bailey's fiancée Alex talks with a 22 years old shy soldier. He tells her of his fears to die and admits that he's never been with a woman. Only once before he dies, he'd like to have sex. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Drama | War

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Country:

USA | Philippines

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No Toys for Christmas See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines

Company Credits

Production Co:

F8, Vitri Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Jock Mahoney, previous to this film, starred in "Tarzan Goes To India" (1962). After this film's release, Ron Ely starred in the TV series "Tarzan" (1966-1968). See more »

Soundtracks

Once Before I Die
Words and Music by Norman Gimbel (as Norman Gimble) and Ralph London
Sung by Lenny Welch
Through courtesy of Kapp Records
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Another "horrible" movie, so bad it's fun to watch? NO WAY.
7 March 2003 | by AsgardianSee all my reviews

It almost defies belief that a movie can be as bad as this one, without it being fun to watch, like any number of Ed Wood films.

Put this DVD on if you have unwanted guests, and watch them exit your house, rushing to depart to save whatever sanity they have left.

A rotten, lousy waste of time.


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