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Huston directs brilliantly and this seems to be an almost forgotten film. Good war flick, not too violent, with a good script and very well directed. It is a perfectly clean film, one I watch just about once a year, it's so good. Excellently acted, with a superb relationship developing between the two very different characters. "Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison" is not a masterpiece, but it is one of my favorite movies ever. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Huston was rarely visually fussy but used 'Scope wisely and well. The beautiful story is a kind of Robison Crusoe in times of World War II, without Friday, cannibals or pirates, but a hardened marine, a gorgeous nun and Japanese. With a landing imminent Mitchum's not so bright Marine is struck with an idea to save many lives by working through the night inside the Japanese positions. Use the HTML below. For Mitchum fans, it's a must see. Director: John Huston. However, their paradisiacal life ends when the Japanese arrive to build an outpost, forcing "Mr." Allison and the nun to take refuge in a cave. Sister Angela: I love everything about this film--the scenery, the suspense and most of all the gentle and trusting relationship that develops between the Marine and the nun. Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. She runs out in raging storm to avoid temptation. He has done exactly the same thing with "Heaven Knows Mr. Allison", which was shot in exotic Trinidad and Tobago, where he was cleverly able to use blocked funds from the UK to provide British finance. This item: Heaven Knows Mr. Allison by Robert Mitchum DVD $24.98. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It is handled perfectly. My vote is eight.Title (Brazil): "O Céu Por Testemunha" ("The Heaven as Witness"). What more could we expect from the teaming of Mitchum/Kerr/Huston...Nothing! For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet. This is a good movie, that moves right along, with a terrific ending. And, "Sister Angela" is a brave and compassionate woman. Without giving the story away, it tells the tale of how two totally different people learn mutual respect and trust (though not always gained with ease) during a time of crisis and peril. What to Watch if You Miss the "Game of Thrones" Cast. He and Deborah Kerr are simply wonderful together in this terrific film. Learn more about DVD region specifications. Was this review helpful to you? Please try again. The nun and the marine are stranded, but the island offers a bountiful supply of food. Cpl. Kerr gives a subtle, nuanced performance; as always, she is quite good. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Deborah Kerr deserved her nomination to the Oscar, but Robert Mitchum was forgotten by the Academy in spite of having a top-notch performance. Title: Heaven knows, Mr. Allison (Motion picture). As other reviewers have already mentioned the film bears remarkable similarities to "The African Queen", and could almost be seen as a remake. but it's Mitchum's show, all the way. They find comfort in one another as the two hope for a rescue. Natural, real, riveting acting. It seems there's just about enough of everything (dialogue, action, suspense) without getting bogged down at any one point as the movie unfolds. Good war flick, not too violent, with a good script and very well directed. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. When Allison approaches the island and crawls ashore, the camera shot from the raft shows him several feet beyond the water's edge, in waist-deep water. If you've never seen this film, what are you waiting for? Adventurer Allan Quartermain leads an expedition into uncharted African territory in an attempt to locate an explorer who went missing during his search for the fabled diamond mines of King Solomon. A Marine and a nun are stranded on a Japanese-held island during World War II.

We use cookies to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. Cpl. Mitchum is the tough battlehardened Marine who is perhaps just a bit naive when it comes to a proper relationship with a woman, and Kerr is the nun with whom he falls in love and she with him to a lesser extent. 1 VIDEO | 37 IMAGES. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Please try again. Americans start bombardment just before Japanese are about to find our Stars. But Mitchum is irreplaceable. A businessman's desire to protect his corrupt son's fortune leads to tragedy in this adaption of the British play. 4.5 out of 5 stars 328 ratings. Cinemascope (black bars top and bottom), good colour, clear picture, good sound and optional English Subtitles.

It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Similarly, the 1.0 monaural DTS-HD master audio soundtrack cannot hide the film's age. Nun and Marine hide in terrific cave. Struggling to survive, the pair find themselves attracted to each other despite Sister Angela's faith. | Both captains are experts, and so begins a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. Both films are two-person stories and involve relationships between religious women and a coarse, rugged male loner. Great performances in a unique setting. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Deborah Kerr deserved her nomination to the Oscar, but Robert Mitchum was forgotten by the Academy in spite of having a top-notch performance. Ships from and sold by Amazon Global Store UK.

In French Equatorial Africa, an idealist ecologist starts a campaign of public awareness to help save the African elephants from extinction. For Mitchum fans, it's a must see. Excellently acted, with a superb relationship developing between the two very different characters. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. I am a Christian and don't attend Catholic church so I didn't agree with a couple of things said by "Sister Angela." Thankfully there were no elephants for Huston to shoot in the Caribbean! Yes. Previous page of related Sponsored Products. A defrocked Episcopal clergyman leads a bus-load of middle-aged Baptist women on a tour of the Mexican coast and comes to terms with the failure haunting his life. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Marine Sergeant Allison (Robert Mitchum) finds himself marooned on an island with an Irish nun, Sister Angela (Deborah Kerr), and surrounded by the Japanese military. The crude marine provides the necessary supply for their survival and falls in love for the nun. He meets the only inhabitant, a nun played by Deborah Kerr. However Mitchum & Kerr keep a good storyline going & play off each other very well. A defrocked Episcopal clergyman leads a bus-load of middle-aged Baptist women on a tour of the Mexican coast and comes to terms with the failure haunting his life. She tells him that she is the only person on the island, having been left behind while trying to evacuate a priest. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Not a lot of traditional war film action but it makes up for any lack of action with a worthy script, great acting, and then the occasional tense interaction with the Japanese soldiers. Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; jonathanroberts, In 1944, in South Pacific, the castaway Marine Corporal Allison (Robert Mitchum) drifts in a raft to the Tuasiva Island, where he meets Sister Angela (Deborah Kerr). This product is sold and shipped from the UK, customs cleared and delivered straight to you. Japanese leave and Marine finds Saki. Heaven Knows, Mr Allison [DVD] Deborah Kerr (Actor), Robert Mitchum (Actor), John Huston (Director, Writer) & Rated: Parental Guidance Format: DVD. It seems there's just about enough of everything (dialogue, action, suspense) without getting bogged down at any one point as the movie unfolds. In the Pacific during WWII, a Roman Catholic widow falls for a tough lieutenant colonel. In Stock. Was this review helpful to you? Stranded in the island, but with water, fish and fruits, their paradisiacal life ends when the Japanese arrive to build a base, forcing Allison and the nun to hide in a cave. A classic film of this era i.e. Mitchum is the tough battlehardened Marine who is perhaps just a bit naive when it comes to a proper relationship with a woman, and Kerr is the nun with whom he falls in love and she with him to a lesser extent. What more could we expect from the teaming of Mitchum/Kerr/Huston...Nothing!