A Rodgers and Hammerstein classic revolving around a forbidden love affair between a native girl and a young American sailor on a Pacific island during World War II. SOUTH PACIFICs blend of war, love, and racial bigotry is based on the novel TALES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC by James A. Michener. The musical follows the spunky Nellie Forbush, a World War II nurse stationed on a tropical island in the Pacific. Nellie meets a French plantation owner and falls in love with the mysterious man whose lifestyle is so different from her own Little Rock roots. Lt. Joseph Cable, a marine sent to the island with top-secret plans to spy on the nearby Japanese fleet, becomes friends with a local merchant, Bloody Mary, she brings him to the enchanted island of Bali Hai, where she introduces him to her daughter an exotic beauty he soon becomes enamored with. The lovely tropical location is the perfect backdrop to showcase Rodgers & Hammersteins mesmerising score, which includes the classic songs Some Enchanted Evening, Bali Hai, There Is Nothin Like a Dame, Younger Than Springtime, A Cock-eyed Optimist, and Im Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair.
Commentary From Ted Chapin And Gerard Alessandrini, Commentary By Richard Barrios, Roadshow Version Of The Film, The Tales Of The South Pacific Featurette, Roadshow Featurette, Vintage Stage Excerpt, Mitzi Gaynor Screen Test, Two Movietone News Segments, Trailers, Stills Gallery
Release Date: 20 March 2006
Certificate: U - Universal - Suitable for all
Running Time: 143 minutes
Production Year: 1958
Main Language: English
Classic musical, a bit dated now.
Good songs and a strong cast but doesn't keep your interest like it used to.