South Pacific
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Producer/director Joshua Logan's long-awaited filmization of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Pulitzer Prize winning musical South Pacific was not the classic that everyone hoped it would be, principally because of some curious creative choices made by the production personnel. Adapted from James A. Michener's best-selling novel Tales of the South Pacific, the film stars Mitzi Gaynor as WAVE officer Nellie Forbush, who while stationed overseas during World War II falls in love with wealthy French planter Emile De Becque (Rosanno Brazzi). The Navy would like DeBecque to help them in a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Joshua Logan's stiff screen version leaves much to be desired, and Mitzi Gaynor is miscast and charmless, but the score is undenibaly glorious"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Despite the reddish hues, one great Rodgers and Hammerstein musical."
‑ Steve Crum,
"Might not be musical enough for some, and it's certainly not going to be substantial enough for some. But it's entertaining and more emotionally true than you might expect."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"One of the most popular musicals of the decade, despite artistic problems"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"What the hell could anyone have been thinking in literalizing an "enchanted evening" as a toxic cloud?"
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
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