The Proud and Profane synopsis
Red Cross volunteer Lee Ashley (Deborah Kerr) arrives in New Caledonia in 1943, hoping to find out details about the death of her husband on Guadalcanal. Initially reluctant to involve herself in nursing responsibilities, Lee is galvanized by leader Kate Connors (Thelma Ritter). Although courted by an old friend, Lee falls for the roguish Lt. Col. Colin Black (William Holden), despite his harsh manner. The pair become involved -- until Colin's carelessness proves to have lasting ramifications.