South Pacific Poster

Release Date: March 19th, 1958

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 31 min

Plot Summary
Nurse Nellie Forbush (Mitzi Gaynor) of the U.S. Navy falls for middle-aged French plantation owner Emile De Becque (Rossano Brazzi), but recoils upon discovering that he's fathered two mixed-race children. When Nellie leaves him, the heartbroken Emile agrees to take on a dangerous espionage mission. In his absence, Nellie struggles to reconcile her prejudices with her love for him -- and after she spends time with his children and comes to care for them, fears that Emile may not return alive.

Cast: Mitzi Gaynor, Rossano Brazzi, John Kerr, Ray Walston, Juanita Hall, France Nuyen, Russ Brown, Jack Mullaney

Director: Joshua Logan

Genres: Musical

Production Co: Rodgers & Hammerstein Productions, 20th Century Fox, South Pacific Enterprises, Magna Corporation

Distributors: CBS/Fox, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 20th Century Fox, Magna Corporation, Samuel Goldwyn Company

Keywords: Witty, Love interest, Love, Soldier, Transformation, Suspenseful, Charming, 1940s, Marriage


Nominated Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy
Winner Sound
Nominated Cinematography (Color)
Nominated Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture)
Nominated Picture - Musical