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The Proud and Profane

  • Drama
  • War
  • 1956
  • George Seaton
  • 111 mins
  • A

Summary

In the Pacific during WWII, a Roman Catholic widow falls for a tough lieutenant colonel.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

You have to hand it to William Holden - a great actor who made a lot of bad films - because he liked travelling the world, he liked drinking all over the world, and he liked women to share it all with him. So this movie finds him in New Caledonia in the south Pacific - well, they didn't actually go there, they went to the Virgin Islands which is almost as good. It's a war melodrama, with Holden as an officer who romances widow Deborah Kerr, who becomes pregnant and then finds out Holden's married - a sort of "From Here to Maternity". Drivel, but Holden probably had a great time when he wasn't working.

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Credits

Cast

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Lt Col Colin BlackWilliam Holden (2)
Lee AshleyDeborah Kerr
Kate ConnorsThelma Ritter
Eddie WodcikDewey Martin
Chaplain HolmesWilliam Redfield
LouieRoss Bagdasarian
Eustace PressAdam Williams
JoanMarion Ross

Crew

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DirectorGeorge Seaton

Details

Theatrical distributor
Paramount Film Service Ltd
Languages
English | French
Formats
Black and white
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