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South Pacific (1958)


Written by Tim Dirks

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South Pacific (1958)

In Joshua Logan's musical (mostly shot on location on the island of Kauai in Hawaii) based on stories by James A. Michener and on the original Pulitzer Prize-winning stage play by Rodgers and Hammerstein:

  • the singing of "I'm gonna wash that man [Rossano Brazzi as planter Emile De Becque] right out of my hair" by GI nurse Ensign Nellie Forbush (Mitzi Gaynor) on a naval island outpost
  • sly native trader Bloody Mary's (Juanita Hall, dubbed by Muriel Smith) haunting "Bali Ha'i"
  • "There is Nothin' Like a Dame" (performed by Ray Walston as Luther Billis with his sailor buddies)
  • Lt. Joseph Cable's (John Kerr, dubbed by Bill Lee) romantic "Younger Than Springtime" sung to Bloody Mary's exotic young daughter Liat (France Nuyen)


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