South Sea Woman (1953)





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Burt Lancaster and Virginia Mayo, the stars of 1950's Flame and the Arrow, are reteamed in the lusty adventure romp South Sea Woman. It all begins at the military trial of Marine sergeant O'Hearn (Burt Lancaster), facing a court-martial for desertion. In flashback, O'Hearn recalls how he was stranded in Shanghai while trying to break up the impending marriage between his pal David White (Chuck Connors) and brassy nightclub photographer Ginger Martin (Virginia Mayo). The two marines try to make it back to Pearl Harbor, but they undergo several hair-raising adventures along the way, including a sticky involvement with a group of French resistance fighters. The upshot of all this is that O'Hearn arrives in Pearl after the Japanese attack, and as such is branded as a coward. It is up to Ginger Martin to provide the evidence that will clear our hero -- but she isn't too fond of O'Hearn at the moment.
Action & Adventure , Classics , Comedy , Drama
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Burt Lancaster
as Master Gunnery Sgt. James O'Hearn
Chuck Connors
as Pvt. Davey White
Virginia Mayo
as Ginger Martin
Paul Burke
as Ensign at Court-martial
Barry Kelley
as Col. Hickman
Hayden Rorke
as Lt. Fears
Leon Askin
as Marchand
Veola Vonn
as Mme. Duval
Raymond Greenleaf
as Capt. Peabody
Bob Sweeney
as Lt. Miller
Cliff Clark
as Lt. Col. Parker
John Alderson
as Fitzroy
Rudolph Anders
as Van Dorck
Henri Letondal
as Alphonse
Georges Saurel
as Jacques
Arthur Shields
as Jimmylegs Donovan
William O'Leary
as Mr. Smith
John Damler
as Lt. Kellogg
Alena Awes
as Mimi
Viola Daniels
as Suzette
Paul Bryar
as Captain of the Gendarmes
Anthony Radecki
as Military Policeman
Keye Luke
as Japanese Officer
Frank Kumagai
as Japanese Officer
Edo Mito
as Japanese Officer
Robert Kino
as Japanese Officer
Rollin Moriyama
as Japanese Officer
Tony Garsen
as Orderly
Guy de Vestal
as Free French
Gregory Gaye
as Free French
Strother Martin
as Young Marine
Jim Hayward
as Masterson
Peter Chong
as Woo Ching
Grace Lem
as Mama Ching
Noel Cravat
as Fatso
Al Hill
as Bartender
Jack Kenney
as Bartender
Sam Harris
as Court-martial Officer
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All Critics (2)

Nutty, rowdy comedy shows invention and a sense of fun.

Full Review… | November 28, 2015
Classic Film and Television

Third-rate unbelievable WWII adventure/romantic comedy.

Full Review… | November 14, 2012
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Sometimes insipid piffle that has a cast far better than the neglible material deserves. A Saturday afternoon matinee movie in fancy clothes, all that is missing is color.

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