• South Pacific (1958)

South Pacific

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

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

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Awards

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