South Pacific
South Pacific (1958)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 19, 1958
DVD Release Date: April 27, 1999
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

Joshua Logan's stiff screen version leaves much to be desired, and Mitzi Gaynor is miscast and charmless, but the score is undenibaly glorious

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Steve Crum

Despite the reddish hues, one great Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.

Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

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.

Emanuel Levy

One of the most popular musicals of the decade, despite artistic problems

Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

What the hell could anyone have been thinking in literalizing an "enchanted evening" as a toxic cloud?

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
danny d
mitzi gaynor is absolutely stunning. south pacific is a fine musical with wonderful landscapes and really solid music. i did feel that the war story could… More
Alec Barniskis
Out of all the Rogers and Hammerstein musicals South Pacific is probably the best. Still it's a wildly uneven piece with a few really good songs scattered… More
jay nixon
A mere shadow of the stage play. Overproduced and almost painfully overbright.
Andrew Fillmore
Saved by its songs.
Lanning : )
There is nothing you can name, nothing in the world . . . like it. A great song line-up. Ray Walston is one of the most memorable character actors . . . Bali… More
Marion Ravenwood
I enjoyied a couple of the songs, but overall it was just okay.

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