U.S., 1958, 157 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Joshua Logan, Not Rated, 20th Century Studios

South Pacific

Tuesday, April 18

“Everyone who wished that South Pacific might be made into a large, luxurious film, glowing with literal scenic detail of lush green islands in blue tropical seas, bursting with a grand romantic story and brimming with stereophonic songs, need have no further anxiety.” —Bosley Crowther, The New York Times

"One of the most popular musicals of the decade." —Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.com


An American woman (Mitzi Gaynor) falls in love with a Frenchman (Rossano Brazzi) while stationed as a navy nurse in the South Pacific during World War II.

After the box office and critical success of The King and I in 1956, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein scored an even bigger hit with their widescreen rendition of South Pacific in 1958. Directed and co-written (as it was on Broadway) by Joshua Logan, the film is bursting with beloved standards such as “There Is Nothing Like a Dame,” “Bali Ha’i,” “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Dites-moi,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair,” “I’m in Love with a Wonderful Guy,” and “Younger Than Springtime.” South Pacific would remain Rodgers & Hammerstein’s biggest box-office hit until The Sound of Music shattered records seven years later.

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