South Pacific

South Pacific (1958)

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Emile de Becque: When all you care about is here, this is a good place to be.

Nellie: What a pinhead I was.

Nellie: Mother says older men are better for a girl than young men.
Lt. Cable: This has been a discouraging day for me.

Nellie: You know what I mean, Emile?
Emile de Becque: Yes. We're both knuckleheads - cockeyed optimists.

Emile de Becque: What makes her talk like that - you and she? I do not believe it is born in you! I do not believe it.
Lt. Cable: It's not born in you - it happens after you're born.

Other mistake: In the opening scene on the airplane, one of the men tells Lt. Cable, "The captain wants to know if you'd like to sit up in the cockpit with him?" Buzz Adams, the "captain" referenced in this line, is only a lieutenant. Admittedly, "captain" is a standard aviation term for the pilot of an aircraft, but it would be unlikely to be used in this situation, since the term has a specific military meaning.

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Trivia: During production, a typhoon struck the island where this movie was being filmed. Afterward, palm trees that had been knocked down by the storm had to be put back together by the film crew.

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Question: Why was Bloody Mary's singing voice dubbed, given that Juanita Hall was a strong singer who had performed the role on Broadway?

Answer: Richard Rogers preferred the vocal performance of Muriel Smith who played the part in London. Since the vocal tracks for musicals was recorded separately from the filming back then, dubbing occurred for many reasons other than lack of singing ability of an actor, scheduling problems, budget, etc.

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