Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: South Pacific” (60th Anniversary) (Giveaway runs through August 11)

Win tickets to see “South Pacific” on the big screen!
In Select Cinemas Nationwide Sun Aug 26 and Wed Aug 29!

“When all you care about is here, this is a good place to be.”

CMH continues into our 3rd year of our partnership with Fathom Events – with the 9th of our 13 movie ticket giveaways for 2018, courtesy of Fathom Events!

That said, we’ll be giving away EIGHT PAIRS of tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: South Pacific – Joshua Logan’s timeless adaptation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical — the way it was meant to be seen – on the Big Screen!

In order to qualify to win a pair of movie tickets via this contest, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, August 11 at 6 PM EST.

We will announce the winner(s) on Twitter on Sunday, August 12, between 6PM EST and 7PM EST. If a winner(s) does not have a Twitter account, we will announce that winner(s) via this blog in the comment section below.

TCM BIG Screen Classics Present South Pacific

The film will be playing in select cinemas nationwide for a special two-day-only event on Sunday, August 26 and Wednesday, August 29 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time. Winners will be responsible for their own transportation to the Event. Only United States entries are eligible. Please click here before you enter to ensure that the Event is scheduled at a theater near you and that you are able to attend. (please note that there might be slightly different theater listings for each date)

ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, August 11 at 6PM EST…

1) Answer the below question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog post

What is it about “South Pacific” that makes it a classic? And, if you haven’t seen it, why do you want to see it on the Big Screen?

2) Then TWEET* (not DM) the following message:
I just entered to win tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics Presents: South Pacific” on the Big Screen courtesy of @ClassicMovieHub & @FathomEvents #EnterToWin #CMHContest link here:

*If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can still enter the contest by simply answering the above question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog — BUT PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ADD THIS VERBIAGE TO YOUR ANSWER: I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

NOTE: if for any reason you encounter a problem commenting here on this blog, please feel free to tweet or DM us, or send an email to and we will be happy to create the entry for you.

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Mitzi Gaynor washing that man out of her hair in South Pacific

About the film: An American woman falls in love with a Frenchman while stationed as a navy nurse in the South Pacific during World War II. The 60th Anniversary event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

Please note that only United States residents are eligible to enter this giveaway contest. (see contest rules for further information)

BlogHub members ARE also eligible to win if they live within the Continental United States (as noted above).

You can follow Fathom Events on Twitter at @fathomevents

Good Luck!

–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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36 Responses to Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: South Pacific” (60th Anniversary) (Giveaway runs through August 11)

  1. Liliana Radwanski says:

    What makes this Movie a Classic is Undying and Forbidden Love.

    As Lieutenant Cable explained to Nellie when he was feeling Love for Liat and knew Nellie was in love with Emille, “You’ve got to be carefully Taught”. As Joe said,” these views come after your born”. Families and friends teach you these ideals.
    They were both raised to fall in love with their own culture.

    Besides Emille being a Frenchman, he was also father to 2 beautiful Polynesian Children. This was scary to Nellie. For Joe Cable, he was engaged to the all American, blond haired blue eyed kid back home. And then he fell in love with Bloody Mary’s Beautiful Young Daughter Liat, a Polynesian girl. Faced with Drama that their children would be biracial. How would his family and friends except that?

    I am a Romantic and as Nellie would sing, “I’m in a conventional dither, with a conventional star in my eye, and you will know there’s a lump in my throat, when I speak of this Wonderful Guy”.

    Nellie and Emille’s love story was Beautiful.set in the Beautiful Backdrop during World War 2 South Pacific @ Emille’s Villa. Joe Cable was coaxed into visiting a neighboring Island with Billis played greatly onstage and film by, Ray Walston.
    There he meets Liat. He later finds out after falling in love at first site that, she is also Bloody Mary’s daughter. Bloody Mary wants to match make her daughter with the Handsome American Joe Cable played by John Kerr.

    His Love for her was beyond words. He loved her to the point it hurt him when he had to leave her. He was afraid of the prejudices they’d face. Their Love was “Younger Than Springtime”.

    Nellie was afraid too. The possibility of her becoming Stepmother to Emille’s children who were Polynesian scared her. She was afraid her family would never speak to her again. Emille was broken hearted and accepted a mission with Joe Cable. it was secret. Offscreen it was hinted Joe was planning on coming back to Liat. But sadly it never happened. He was killed by Japanese Soldiers. Emille lets the Commanders know, and Nellie asks if that was her Frenchman.

    My favorite part was, when Nellie realizes she doesn’t care about what everyone would say or think, She was in Love with Emille. She prayed hard and said
    ” Live Emille, Live, Please Come Back to me so I can tell you”.

    Also, at that Moment Bloody Mary and Liat appear. Bloody Mary tells Nellie,” that this was Liat her daughter, and she was in love with Joe Cable and would not marry anyone else. Nellie remembered Joe told her about Liat and knew he was planning on marrying her”. she had to tell her with a broken heart that Joe had been killed. The sad part hugging Liat , and saying, “My poor darling”

    The end was full of beautiful joy. Nellie was unsure Emille would be back, she loved him and realized she loved his kids too. She bonded with them and made sure they ate before she went to work. the kids wanted to sing Dites Moi. She said they’d make fun of her French accent. she said ok but to guide her. They sang and Nellie forgot a lyric, and in one of the most beautiful Romantic scenes, Emille comes out of nowhere sings
    they run into each others arms. he sits down. she dishes out the stew and gives him the stew/soup tureen. at the end they hold hands

    Yes it is a Musical but, in my Heart it is one of the Most Memorable Romantic Films ever made. I was 8 1st time seeing it. I have watched many times. I want to see it on the Big Screen

    My mother crushed on Rosanno Brazzi. She was Italian. My Sister and I loved him Too. Mitzie was the Perfect Nellie. John Kerr was so Handsome and a great Joe Cable. France Nuyen was adorable in one of her 1st roles.

  2. Gloria Elizabeth says:

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.
    SOUTH PACIFIC belongs to the particular era of Classic Movie Musicals marked by length, screen size, cost, and the epic scale of story (love, war, loss).
    I treasure it for all of these but even more so for delivering them along with with a message of humanity and tolerance. The world needs to hear “You Have To Be Carefully Taught To Hate” now as much as ever we did in 1958.
    I’d love to see this again on the big screen.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Yes, the message is still so relevant today, 60 years later… Thanks so much for entering and Good Luck 🙂

  3. Dani says:

    Why is it a classic? Rogers and Hammerstein! Need I say more? Probably not, but I shall, because I cannot help myself. This film deserves it. How about we focus on the music? It is a musical genius creation. The soundtrack for this film spent 115 weeks at the top of the UK album music charts! 115 weeks! The most ever! It was #1 for all of 1959! In the US, it was #1 on the Billboard 200 for 7 months! 7 months! And to go with the music, the sound won an academy award! Music and sound this fantastic deserves the appropriate medium to be appreciated, and that’s in the movie theater. I have not seen it before, but as a classic musical (and I love musicals and classic films), this is something to see. As stated above, anyone’s ears, especially mine, should experience it in a theater with theater speakers.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Amazing that it hit the charts and stayed there for so long (but of course the soundtrack is absolutely wonderful – understatement)… It’s one of my favorites 🙂

  4. Ashley says:

    I think that it has a lot to do with the music and cinematography of this one. I always thought that the colors were the best thing about it.

  5. Javier Valverde says:

    What makes South Pacific a classic is the beautiful love stories in the movie between Mitzi Gaynor and Rossano Brazzi as Nellie Forbush and Emile de Becque and John Kerr and France Nuyen as Lt. Joseph Cable and Liat. Also what makes this movie classic is Juanita Hall’s amazing performance as Bloody Mary and Leon Shamroy’s amazing cinematography in Todd AO with the beautiful color filters. Also the beautiful songs like Some Enchanted Evening and Bali Hai.

  6. Lauren says:

    I love the music and the island scenery! I would love to see it on the big screen! I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  7. It is a classic because of the music and also the message about acceptance which is still relevant today!

  8. Mikary says:

    I have never seen “South Pacific” on the big screen; I’ve seen clips here and there on TV. I was familiar with the music before I ever saw any part of the movie. I knew what a classic this was before I ever saw it!

    *** I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message. ***

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      I think it’s going to be wonderful on the Big Screen… Thanks so much for entering and Good Luck 🙂

  9. Michael Livermore says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing it on the big screen. Will they be showing the Road Show version?

  10. EvaMarie Garcia says:

    The music, romance and stage sets. What a classic!

  11. Glenda Boone says:

    My dad served in WWII in the Pacific. He would tell me stories when I was young child about all beautiful island scenery, sunsets and local native folklore. The only way I saw South Pacific was on stage at my daughter’s high school. Even though it was a limited production it still took me back as young child what it was like for my dad on that island setting. As much as the high school production was very good nothing can compare to the movie theater version with surround sound and hearing “Bali Hai!”

  12. Jlwthe2nd says:

    This is such a great classic love story. Still relevant today, so many years later. I love all the songs. I sing “I’m gonna wash that man right out of my hair” to my daughter when I’m washing her hair in the tub, only I change the words for her. She loves it! I love that these classic movies are being shown in the theaters again. So fun!

    I do not have a twitter account so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Oh that’s such fun… loved this movie since I was a kid myself… Thanks for entering and Good Luck 🙂

  13. Mary Beth Crowley says:

    The score to this show is so strong that you can see it over and over again and never tire of it. A true romance that stands the test of time. I would love to see it on the big screen

  14. Laurie says:

    I only saw one scene of South Pacific when I was a little girl and I remember it vividly! It was Mitzi Gaynor signing “I’m Gonna wash that Man Right out of my Hair” and I thought she was just so beautiful. (and the scenery was so pretty, too!)So, I guess I count as someone who has never seen the movie…
    I even bought the DVD once as a gift for someone who had told me it was her favorite movie of all time…so I know it must be fabulous, but I STILL haven’t seen it! 🙂
    I imagine the best way to see it would be on the big screen! Thank you for the opportunity, I love your posts and blogs!

  15. Cher Bibler says:

    I saw this when I was young and vulnerable and I fell in love. I can still sing the songs. And you definitely have to twirl when you wash that man right out of your hair. And stamp your little flat feet and say – oh, wait, that’s I’m in Love I’m in Love I’m in Love I’m in Love I’m in Love with a Wonderful GUY. Perhaps you want to be careful about letting me win any tickets, cause the other movie goers might be annoyed by the very loud singing coming from my general vicinity.

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  17. Bianca B. says:

    I haven’t seen South Pacific in its entirety, but I am familiar with the songs. I’ve only watched the first 15 mins or so, but the length of that sucked me in for my love of Broadway shows for the better! I’d love to finish viewing the entire film when I get the chance to do so. Good luck everyone!


  18. Karen Abrahamson says:

    1) Everything about the movie makes it a classic. The setting, the plot, the songs.

    2) I have seen live productions of South Pacific and I have seen it countless times on television at home. I would like to see it on a big screen.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Karen, can’t seem to find your tweet. Please confirm that you tweeted or just let me know if you don’t have a twitter account, thanks!

  19. Philip Johnson says:

    Seeing any film on the big screen makes it special

  20. Daniel G. says:

    I have not seen South Pacific, on the big screen or otherwise. I truly enjoy reading everyone’s comments about their love and memories of this movie. It has convinced me to take advantage of this opportunity to go see this. And, as my son and I have enjoyed all of the other musicals presented by TCM & Fathom Events, I’m sure he’ll love to come with me. Thank you, Annmarie.

    *I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  21. Shannon says:

    I have never seen South Pacific but I have seen other Rodgers and Hammerstein collaborations and have loved them.

    Cinderella the 1997 remake with Brandy and Whitney Houston is one of my all time favorite musicals. I adore The Sound Of Music, I even own a copy of the play and have a box set collection of the movie that I was gifted for one Christmas.

    Good Luck to all those who entered and I hope that you enjoy seeing the movie on the Big screen once again!

  22. Veronica Aguirre says:

    Washing that man outta her hair!

  23. David Conrad says:

    If you don’t mind me plagiarizing myself, I wrote this blurb about South Pacific for my outlet, the blog, just last week!

    South Pacific and Apocalypse Now: Redux have an important element in common: both movies understand that the hotspots of 20th century warfare were the spaces where empires overlapped. Redux restores a cut sequence that some viewers think extraneous in which Martin Sheen’s American soldier sojourns at a French colonial plantation deep in the Vietnamese jungle. This scene makes the movie something more than just a ‘Nam movie or a palette-swapping literary adaptation; it makes it a story not of one man’s tragic descent, or even two men’s, but of repetead descents, of endless cycles of hubris and madness. Where Kurtz has gone, where Sheen is going, others have gone before, and these others have become withered and warped as well. But wait, this blurb is about South Pacific — a big, colorful musical about a much more triumphant (albeit far more deadly) war. Yet it, too, understands the significance of imperial history to the physical and social geography of war. The top-billed actor (Italian hearthrob Rossano Brazzi) isn’t playing an American G.I. or an American nurse, but a French plantation owner. He has two half-Polynesian children who provide the basis for the story’s anti-racism message and symbolize the long-term consequences of foreign conquest and entanglement. An American soldier, Cable, develops an eerie obsession with the island of Bali Ha’i and one of its beautiful inhabitants, but still has to rely on the older Frenchman’s local knowledge to carry out a dangerous mission. Compared to Apocalypse Now‘s American soldier, the one in South Pacific is arguably less fortunate, but the ending suggests that however this war turns out, a new empire will have been grafted onto the weathered remains of the old. Few war movies are so historically conscious. Oh yeah, and South Pacific has some iconic Rodgers and Hammerstein music, too, like the sadly-still-relevant earworm “You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught.”

  24. Victoria Rendon says:

    The music and scenery are what make it a classic. Nothing can compare. What is so incredible about any Rodgers and Hammerstein film is that fact that they are shot so beautifully with great care to how it will look on the big screen

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