Heaven Knows Mr. Allison
Heaven Knows Mr. Allison (1957)

A two-person character study directed by John Huston, Heaven Knows Mr. Allison stars Robert Mitchum as a World War II Marine sergeant and Deborah Kerr as a Roman Catholic nun. Both nun and sergeant are marooned on a South Pacific island,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1957
DVD Release Date: May 20, 2003
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Superb performances by Deborah Kerr and Robert Mitchum help make this lightweight survival pic a small gem.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Enjoyable, but not very deep, Huston opus.

Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Solider and nun on Pacific isle during WWII. More dutiful than fun.

Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

As with Huston's The African Queen, there is conflict mixed with romantic tension… Here, though, the complicating factor is not fastidiousness, but vocation.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
One of the more interesting love stories ever, a Marine corporal and a Catholic nun are stranded together on a deserted island in the Pacific towards the end… More
John Ballantine
As "cute" as a war movie can get. Mitchum and Kerr feed off of each other well as two unlikely companions thrown together by war and forced to… More
Dean McKenna
During World War II, a Marine corporal is shipwrecked on a Pacific Island, whose only other inhabitant is a Catholic nun. Essentially a two-character play set… More
Randy Tippy
If you only know Robert Mitchum from his villainous roles (<i>Cape Fear</i>, <i>Night of the Hunter</i>, etc.) then this one is a… More