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Aro Recommended Until They Sail


USA / New Zealand 1957, 94 minutes
Dir. Robert Wise
Genres: Classics, Drama / War, Romance

Topics: Period 1940s.


Aroview: 1950s Christchurch is the novelty star of this MGM prestige picture set entirely in Canterbury, New Zealand, with landmarks such as the Christchurch cathedral and a suspicious-looking Avon River (actually filmed on a soundstage!) making cameo appearances.

Earnest wartime melodrama stars Jean Simmons, Joan Fontaine, and a young Sandra Dee as Kiwi sisters in waiting for their conscripted blokes to return from overseas duty. Meanwhile, Paul Newman rolls into town as a handsome American GI miffed that he can't order a beer after 6 o'clock. From a James Michener novel.

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