Until They Sail (1957)
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Movie InfoIn this film, set in WWII New Zealand, Paul Newman plays a U.S. marine captain, assigned to investigate servicemen's requests to marry local girls. An unemotional cipher, Newman begins to warm up when he meets war widow Jean Simmons, the sister of Joan Fontaine, Piper Laurie, and Sandra Dee.
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Critic Reviews for Until They Sail
Unfortunately there is a good deal of introspective soul-searching before this narrative arrives at its sad and happy endings.
Robert Wise directs Paul Newman for the second time (after Somebody Up There Like Me) in this New Zealand-set WWII sentimental melodrama, which is worth seeing for the acting of Newman and Jean Simmons as his love interest.
The film explores the themes of relationships and sexual morality in the time of war and is based on the novel by James A Michener.
Good love scenes between Newman and Simmons contributed strongly to his becoming a matinee idol when this picture was released.
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