Until They Sail

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During WW2, husband-less New Zealand women meet and marry American soldiers who are fighting in the Pacific theater.

ACTORS :  Jean Simmons, Paul Newman, Joan Fontaine

YEAR OF RELEASE :  1957

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Until They Sail  Four sisters in New Zealand fall for four U.S. soldiers en route to the Pacific theater in WWII. They Couldn’t Have The Love They Wanted, So They Took The Love They Could Get!

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First impressions can be deceiving…

Until They Sail  I have to admit, when I first heard of this film, I didn’t think it would keep my interest or attention. The casting, albeit comprised of talented performers, seemed a little odd: 40 year old Fontaine and 13 year old Sandra Dee as sisters sounds a little far fetched, but the pairing actually plays out believably on screen. The age difference translates into a believable mother/daughter type of sisterly relationship, which is appropriate since Fontaine’s character has been left to tend to her three sisters after her parents’ death.

Preconceived notions aside, the story is a compelling one, centering around four sisters in WWII New Zealand. Fontaine, Dee, Jean Simmons, and Piper Laurie all turn in admirable performances as the Lesley sisters in a plot that can sometimes seem a little implausible, or at the very least, ahead of it’s time. Paul Newman also co-stars as a Marine officer who plays a pivotal role in the lives of the sisters, namely Simmons’ character.

Not the best role of any of the principal actors’ careers, but definitely worth seeing, especially if you are drawn to WWII era dramas.

A black and white gem

This movie is wonderful. It’s romantic, truthful and perfectly cast. It shows how lonely women can be without the love of a man in their life, and how wounds take so long to heal, and how easily they can be made. Jean Simmons is beautiful and sensitive in her portrayal of a New Zealand lass trying to remain decent and understanding emotional pain and restriction in a time of war. Paul Newman is positively gorgeous and plays his role as a cynical soldier so well i could seriously believe him really being one. The ending of the movie, although somewhat predictable, is lovely and suitable. I recommend this film to all lovers of Jean Simmons, Paul Newman and the classically romantic dramas of the 50’s.

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