A young American Navy nurse and a Frenchman fall in love during WWII. Expensive production included much location shooting in Hawaii. Based on Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical. The play in turn was based on James Michener’s novel “Tales of the South Pacific.” The hit rate with the songs is remarkably high. ‘Younger than Springtime’ and ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ have entered many a singer’s repertoire, and songs like ‘I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out Of My Hair’ and ‘Honey Bun’ add some up-tempo fun. IMDb
Can a girl from Little Rock find happiness with a mature French planter she got to know one enchanted evening away from the military hospital where she is a nurse? Or should she just wash that man out of her hair? Bloody Mary is the philosopher of the island and it's hard to believe she could be the mother of Liat who has captured the heart of Lt. Joseph Cable USMC. While waiting for action in the war in the South Pacific, sailors and nurses put on a musical comedy show. The war gets closer and the saga of Nellie Forbush and Emile de Becque becomes serious drama.