Until They Sail

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In 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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Jean Simmons
as Barbara Leslie Forbes
Paul Newman
as Capt. Jack Harding
Joan Fontaine
as Anne Leslie
Piper Laurie
as Delia Leslie Friskett
Charles Drake
as Capt. Richard Bates
Sandra Dee
as Evelyn Leslie
Wally Cassell
as `Shiner' Phil Friskett
Alan Napier
as Prosecution
Ralph Votrian
as Max Murphy
Adam Kennedy
as Lt. Andy
Patrick Macnee
as Pvt. Duff
Ben Wright
as Defense
James Todd
as Consul
David Thursby
as Trainman
Anne Wakefield
as Mrs. Campbell
Dean Jones
as Marine Lieutenant
Robert Keys
as Maj. Campbell
Ann Wakefield
as Mrs. Campbell
Pat O'Hara
as Police Inspector
Stanley Fraser
as Court Crier
James Douglas
as Marine with Girl
Pat Colby
as Marine
Don Eitner
as Marine
Tom Mayton
as Marine
Jim Cox
as Marine
Alma Lauton
as New Zealand Girl
Dee Humphrey
as New Zealand Girl
Dorris Riter
as New Zealand Girl
Pamela Light
as New Zealand Girl
Phyllis Douglas
as New Zealand Girl
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Critic Reviews for Until They Sail

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

  • Unfortunately there is a good deal of introspective soul-searching before this narrative arrives at its sad and happy endings.

    Jun 17, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jul 29, 2009 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jun 17, 2008 | Full Review…
  • Good love scenes between Newman and Simmons contributed strongly to his becoming a matinee idol when this picture was released.

    Jun 17, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • It's a soap opera love story that delves into questions about morality during wartime.

    Sep 10, 2007 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Until They Sail

  • Jan 26, 2010
    Soapy goodness with four fine actresses. Jean Simmons has the featured part and she and Paul Newman work well together but every one acquits themselves well.
    jay n Super Reviewer

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