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Did Rossano Brazzi sing Some Enchanted Evening or mime it?

South Pacific (1958)


Joshua Logan


Oscar Hammerstein II (play)

Joshua Logan (play)

Release Date:

19 March 1958 (USA) more


Musical / Romance / War more


In the thrilling tradition of "Around The World In 80 Days"... more

Plot Summary:

Can a girl from Little Rock find happiness with a mature French planter she got to know one enchanted... more

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Tony Award Source / Fugitive / Laundry / Nurse / Optimism more


Won Oscar. Another 7 nominations more

User Comments:

Possibly the most complete musical ever made more


(Cast overview, first billed only)

Rossano Brazzi... Emile de Becque

Mitzi Gaynor... Ens. Nellie Forbush

John Kerr... Lt. Joseph Cable

Ray Walston... Luther Billis

Juanita Hall... Bloody Mary

France Nuyen... Liat

Russ Brown... Capt. George Brackett

Jack Mullaney... The Professor

Ken Clark... Stewpot

Floyd Simmons... Cmdr. Bill Harbison

Candace Lee... Ngana

Warren Hsieh... Jerome

Tom Laughlin... Lt. Buzz Adams

Francis Kahele... Henry - Emile's Servant

Robert Jacobs... 1st Comnmunications Man


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157 min / 171 min (roadshow version)






Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1 more

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (35 mm mag-optical prints) / 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) / Mono (35 mm optical prints)


Iceland:L / Australia:G / Canada:G / Finland:K-8 / Sweden:Btl / UK:U

Filming Locations:

Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain more

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V 13% since last week why?


Magna Corporation more

Fun Stuff


Joshua Logan considered virtually every top actress of the day for the role of Nellie Forbush, including Elizabeth Taylor, Doris Day, Audrey Hepburn and even Ginger Rogers. more


Continuity: Towards the finale of the Nothing Like A Dame number, Nellie jogs along and picks up her party dress from Luther -- but she won't even be invited to the party until several scenes later when she meets Emil. more


Emile de Becque: What makes her talk like that - you and she? I do not believe it is born in you! I do not believe it!

Lt. Cable: It's not born in you - it happens after you're born!


Movie Connections:

Referenced in "The Simpsons: Some Enchanted Evening (#1.13)" (1990) more


Bali Ha'i more


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12 out of 15 people found the following comment useful:-

Possibly the most complete musical ever made, 28 February 2005


Author: avp64_hhw from Finland

While I was too young to have seen the original Broadway production - and thus that might account for the previous criticism posted above - I think the fault lies with the reviewer (seeing a 1950's musical in 1990's terms).

The lighting, so criticized, added and accented the moods of the film as few films did at the time. The music, possibly without match in an American musical, fit the moods equally well - taking the viewer from the high tensions of the Young Lovers or of the eventual return of Emile. At the same time, the bawdy humorous numbers add temporary humor while the tension of the story line mounts.

Socially, the themes of race and general human cruelty are delivered to the audience without them even noticing. Something in which so many of the modern-day productions fail miserably.

Truly the most complete American musical on many levels!


Good Movies?

Good Movies?


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10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU: In an updated version of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, new kid Cameron James is head over heels for popular sophomore Bianca Stratford, but Bianca's overprotective father forbids her to date Cameron unless Bianca's older ill-tempered, rebellious sister Kat dates. But Joey Donner wants Bianca, so he uses sullen senior Patrick Verona to attempt to win Kat's heart. Will Patrick be able to win Kat over and Cameron will be able to have Bianca? EXCELLENT TEEN MOVIE!!! Stars Heth Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

HEAD OVER HEELS: A young woman is attracted to a man despite her thinking she's seen him kill someone. Stars Monica Porter and Freddie Prinze Jr.

EVER AFTER: The "real" story of Cinderella. A refreshing new take on the classic fairy tale. Stars Drew Barrymore and Engelica Houston.

THE PRINCE AND ME: A fairy tale love-story about pre-med student 'Eddie' who falls in love with a Danish Prince who refused to follow the traditions of his parents and has come to the US to quench his thirst for rebellion. Paige and Edvard come from two different worlds, but there is an undeniable attraction between them. Stars Julia Stiles and Luke Mably.

HITCH: While helping his latest client woo the fine lady of his dreams, a professional "date doctor" finds game doesn't quite work on the gossip columnist with whom he's smitten. Stars Will Smith.

HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS: Benjamin Barry is an advertising executive and ladies' man who, to win a big campaign, bets that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. Andie Anderson covers the "How To" beat for "Composure" magazine and is assigned to write an article on "How to Lose a Guy in 10 days." They meet in a bar shortly after the bet is made. Stars Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey.

I LOVE TROUBLE: Peter Brackett and Sabrina Peterson are two competing Chicago newspaper reporters who join forces to unravel the mystery behind a train derailment. Stars Nick Nolte and Julia Roberts.

IQ: Albert Einstein helps a young man who's in love with Einstein's niece to catch her attention by pretending temporarily to be a great physicist. Stars Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan and Walter Matthew.

UPTOWN GIRLS: Molly Gunn (Murphy), the freewheeling daughter of a deceased rock legend, is forced to get a job when her manager steals her money. As nanny for precocious Ray (Fanning), the oft ignored daughter of music executive (Locklear) she learns what it means to be an adult while teaching Ray how to be a child. Stars Brittany Murphy, Dakota Fanning and Heather Locklear.

WHAT A GIRL WANTS: An American teenager learns that her father is a wealthy British politician running for office. Although she is eager to find him, she realizes it could cause a scandal and cost him the election. Stars Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth and Kelly Preston.

SWEET HOME ALABAMA: A young woman (Reese Witherspoon) with a white trash background runs away from her husband in Alabama and reinvents herself as a New York socialite, now engaged to the mayor’s son (Patrick Dempsey).

I know I’m late but why does Peyton Manning now play for the broncos?

I know I'm late but why does Peyton Manning now play for the broncos?

With Peyton injured, the Colts had the worst record in the NFL last year. Thus, they got the first pick in this year's NFL draft: Andrew Luck, QB and Heisman winner. That made Peyton expendable, so the Colts cut him rather than pay him what remained on his contract. Peyton was then a free agent, and ended up with the Broncos (which, in turn, made Tim Tebow expendable. Tebow now plays for the Jets, meaning the Jets now have two potential starting QBs - Sanchez and Tebow - on the roster).

To clarify what happened:

The Colts released Manning on March 7 rather than paying him $28 million. Two days later, Indy cut defensive captains Gary Brackett and Melvin Bullitt and former Pro Bowlers Dallas Clark and Joseph Addai. They lost longtime center Jeff Saturday and emerging receiver Pierre Garcon in free agency and dipped into free-agency to improve a leaky defense and an unproven offensive line.

My prediction: Denver wins the AFC West next year.

The Colts win seven games, tops.

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