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Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)

Directed by


Starring
Deborah Kerr Deborah Kerr
Sister Angela
Robert Mitchum Robert Mitchum
Corporal Allison USMC


Written by
John Lee Mahin John Lee Mahin
(screenplay) and
John Huston John Huston
(screenplay)


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Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison

4 years, 12 months ago at Apr 17 20:38
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison plays like a lukewarm reheating of The African Queen, with most of the energy and wit comes through the performances of Deborah Kerr and Robert Mitchum, and not John Huston’s weirdly sleepy direction. Normally a dark wit with a peppy sense of pacing and tone, Huston seems entrapped by the earnestness of this piece, and it’s straight up hokum that needed a slightly tra... read more
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A Marine and a Nun, both shipwrecked on a Pacific Island, find solace in one another as the two wait out the war.
Release date: 13 March 1957
UPC: 024543072096
Tags: 1950s (3), Action (2), Adventure (2), War (2), Drama (2), Sea (2), WWII (2), Cave (2), Island (2), 1957 (2), Beach (2), Nun (2), 50's (1), Marine (1), Pacific (1), World War II (1), Usa (1)
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Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison

“Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison plays like a lukewarm reheating of The African Queen, with most of the energy and wit comes through the performances of Deborah Kerr and Robert Mitchum, and not John Huston’s weirdly sleepy direction. Normally a dark wit with a peppy sense of pacing and tone, Huston seems entrapped by the earnestness of this piece, and it’s straight up hokum that needed a slightly trashier take to give it some oomph.   But by this point Huston was an old pro, and Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison stills works relatively well. It’s a handsomely made production, it’s just clearly a second or third-tier entry in his work. Much like the superior The African Queen, this film is primarily a two-hander of mismatched would-be lovers; this time around, a soldier and nun trapped on an is” read more

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