Until They Sail (1957)

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



  • Sandra Dee and John Wilder in Until They Sail (1957)
  • Sandra Dee in Until They Sail (1957)
  • Piper Laurie and Jean Simmons in Until They Sail (1957)
  • Sandra Dee in Until They Sail (1957)
  • Sandra Dee and Jean Simmons in Until They Sail (1957)
  • Paul Newman and Jean Simmons in Until They Sail (1957)

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Robert Wise


Robert Anderson (screenplay), James A. Michener (story)

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5 June 2008 | whpratt1
| Great Romantic Story
This film was written by famous writer James Michener and also a very famous director Robert Wise along with a great cast of actors who made this into a great 1957 Classic to view and enjoy. The story revolves around sister's who live in New Zealand during the war and most of the men have gone into the service of their country and left a small town without any men and strictly women. As the war continues, these women seek men and when the United States troops arrive in New Zealand many women want to get married, some have babies out of wedlock and the war upsets the morals of all men and women in this small town. Jean Simmons, (Barbara Leslie Forbes); Joan Fontaine Anne Leslie and Sandra Dee, (Evelyn Leslie) are all sisters, some married and some simply living with one man after another. Sanda Dee plays the role of the baby sister in her teens who also begins to fall in love. Paul Newman, (Capt. Richard Bates) has a great interest in Barbara Leslie after her husband is killed, but he will not commit himself to her and is really afraid to start a relationship because he has to fight in the Pacific against the Japanese Government. This is a very emotional film and shows the horrors of war and the suffering it causes men and women. Enjoy.

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