Heaven Knows Mr. Allison (1957)
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Release Date: Jan 1, 1957 Wide
Average Rating: 3.7/5
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A two-person character study directed by John Huston, Heaven Knows Mr. Allison stars Robert Mitchum as a World War II Marine sergeant and Deborah Kerr as a Roman Catholic nun. Both nun and sergeant are marooned on a South Pacific island, hemmed in by surrounding Japanese troops. Mitchum does his best to make the nun's ordeal less painful, but is torn by his growing love for her. Kerr is equally fond of Mitchum, but refuses to renounce her vows. Their unrealized ardor mellows into mutual respect
Jan 1, 1957 Wide
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Solider and nun on Pacific isle during WWII. More dutiful than fun.
As with Huston's The African Queen, there is conflict mixed with romantic tension Here, though, the complicating factor is not fastidiousness, but vocation.
Enjoyable, but not very deep, Huston opus.
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