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South Pacific (1958) was a Musical - Romance Film directed by Joshua Logan and produced by Buddy Adler and George P. Skouras.

Academy Awards 1958 --- Ceremony Number 31 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best CinematographyLeon ShamroyNominated
Best Music - ScoringAlfred Newman, Ken DarbyNominated
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Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: South Pacific” (60th Anniversary) (Giveaway runs through August 11)

By Annmarie Gatti on Jul 20, 2018 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

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 t... Read full article


Musical Monday: South Pacific (1958)

on May 28, 2018 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: “South Pacific” ... Read full article


South Pacific (1958)

By Beatrice on Oct 5, 2016 From Flickers in Time

South Pacific Directed by Joshua Logan Written by Paul Osborn based on the play by Oscar Hammerstein III and the novel by James Michener 1958/USA Magna Carta Theatre Corporation/South Pacific Enterprises/Rodgers & Hammerstein Productions/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Repeat viewing/A... Read full article


Rodgers and Hammerstein Blu-ray Collection: South Pacific (1958)

on May 27, 2014 From Journeys in Classic Film

You know you’re in for a wild ride when you decide to listen to the audio commentary about a movie to hear nothing but rationalizations and acknowledgments of the film’s flaws for near-three hours. ?I’ll discuss the bonus content when I present my final wrap-up of the box set, but ... Read full article


France Nuyen and Mitzi Gaynor at the Screening of South Pacific (1958)

By Raquel Stecher on May 13, 2013 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

My photo On Thursday April 25th, 2013, I attended a special screening of South Pacific (1958) at the pool of the historial Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. It began right after the opening night party and I got to hang out with Jessica of Comet Over Hollywood and Kaci. There were drinks and hors d'o... Read full article


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Quotes from

Nellie: (singing) I'm as corny as Kansas in August / I'm as normal as blueberry pie. / No more a smart little girl with no heart / I have found me a wonderful guy!


Nellie: [referring to racial prejudice]
This is something that's born in me!


Emile de Becque: What makes her talk like that - you and she? I do not believe it is born in you! I do not believe it!
Lt. Cable: It's not born in you - it happens after you're born!


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Facts about

This is the only theatrical film adaptation of a Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II stage show to have all the songs intact, with the addition of the song "My Girl Back Home," which was cut from the play before it opened.
According to some sources,Mary Martin did not play Nellie Forbush in the movie because Ezio Pinza, who had portrayed Emile de Becque on the stage, had already died and the producers considered it to be a hopeless task to find anybody who could match her in the movie. Other sources say that, at 45 years of age, Martin was too old for the role by the time the film was made. Mitzi Gaynor was eventually cast in the role.
Rossano Brazzi's singing voice was dubbed by Giorgio Tozzi, Ken Clark's by Thurl Ravenscroft, and John Kerr's by Bill Lee.
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