Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Movie Review: ***^ Heaven Knows Mr. Allison (1957)

Heaven Knows Mr. Allison (1957) I was thrilled with this movie.  I have seen it several times, and have always enjoyed it.  However Sheri said she finds it boring.  So we have two different opinions.  It was directed by John Huston and stars Deborah Kerr and Robert Mitchum.  Mitchum portrays a marine who washes up on an island in the South Pacific during WWII.  Kerr portrays a nun, who is abandoned on the island as she stays with her priest who passes away, leaving her alone.  What I like most is the development of the characters.  The marine falls for the nun, but is thwarted by her vows.  This couple of heroes, support each other through the war, which includes the Japanese landing, twice.  There are some tense moments as Allison, the marine tries to steal food form the Japanese.  One time he is interrupted, and ends up killing a man.  Another time he gets drunk drinking saki, and scares her into the night where she takes chill in the storm.  Things would be bad for our heroes, but just as they are being discovered in their cave, the Americans begin an attack on the island.  Allison, during the attack does something heroic to reduce the number of American casualties.

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