Until They Sail
Until They Sail (1957)

Adapted by Robert Anderson from a story by James A. Michener, the Robert Wise-directed soaper Until They Sail is set in World-War-II New Zealand. Paul Newman plays been-there-done-that U.S. marine captain Jack Harding, assigned to… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 9, 1992
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bosley Crowther
New York Times

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

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Good love scenes between Newman and Simmons contributed strongly to his becoming a matinee idol when this picture was released.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's a soap opera love story that delves into questions about morality during wartime.

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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.

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jay nixon
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.