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Here are some scenes from the movie:

This is the opening scene. The pilot, Lt. Buzz Adams, with cigar,
played by Tom Laughlin, flies in Lieutenant Joe Cable, played by John
Kerr.

This is the first song. The Navy Seabees sing “Bloody Mary is the Girl
I Love”, to Bloody Mary, center, who is selling a variety of goods,
including shrunken human heads. There is a sign at the left
advertising Luther Billis Laundry. Stew Pot gives a haircut.

Stew Pot, Luther Billis and other Nave Seabees sing “There is Nothing
like a Dame”.

Bloody Mary has a Boar's Tooth. Luther Billis is excited to see it and
wants to know where she got it. She got it in Bali Hai.

This scene was taken out of the final cut of the movie. Bloody Mary
waves the grass skirts she is selling while singing and dancing. This
is one of the best scenes that did not make the movie.

Another scene that was cut out. Stew Pot touches Luther Billis on the
arm. This was probably cut out because it suggests that they might be
gay.

Bloody Mary offering a shrunken human head to Lieutenant Joe Cable.
Lieutenant refuses the offer, saying his girl back home would not
appreciate it. However, Luther Billis is excited by the offer and
wants to know where she got it. Bloody Mary explains that she got it
on Bali Hai.

Lieutenant Cable wants to know what Bali Hai. There it is, Bloody Mary
explains, as she starts to sing the song.

Notice the smokey, foggy background in this and other scenes. This is
to add the mystery and allure to the fabulous but unknown island of
Bali Hai.

“Bali Hai I hear you calling, come to me, come to me”, sings Blody
Mary.

Lieutenant Joe Cable is captured in thoughts as Bloody Mary sings to
him about Bali Hai. This is the first scene in which colored filters
are used on the cameras. The filters are red, yellow, blue or foggy.
In this scene, a red tint is used to depict Lieutenant Cable becoming
excited and aroused as he stares off at Bali Hai. These filters were
considered a great technological advance at the time but now they are
regarded as a distraction.

Here the scene quickly cuts to Emile and Nellie who already know each
other. This is the first scene in the Broadway play and in the
European edition of the movie. Emile explains in song that they met in
“One Enchanted Evening”.

After they have finished singing “There is Nothing Like a Dame”, a
group of Navy nurses comes jogging past the Seabees. However, the
nurses are off-limits because they are officers and the men are merely
enlisted men.

Another scene cut from the movie. Luther Billis has a side business
called “Luther Billis Enterprises” where he has the other men making
“human heads”.

Nellie “Washes that Man Right Out of” her hair while the other nurses
watch. Perhaps the most famous song from this movie.

While Nellie is still washing her hair, Emile rides up on a horse.
Another nurse tries to signal to Nellie that “That Man” is
approaching. Meanwhile, the other nurses gather their things and clear
out so as to leave Nellie alone with Emile.

Nellie dances to an audience of military servicemen. Mitzi Gaynor was
a professional on Broadway as a dancing performer before she got this
role and this is one of her best scenes. Elizabeth Taylor, who
auditioned for this role, could never have done it.

Nellie sings those deathless lines, “She is Broad, where a Broad
should be Broad”.

Underwater Love Making. Joe Cable kisses Liat. She may not be able to
speak English, but she sure can swim. It is believed that this is the
first underwater dance scene in the movies since Esther Williams.

Bloody Mary proposes that Cable marry Liat. She says that she has
money and will pay for everything. Lieutenant Cable is probably not
impressed with the financial offer, as he is a Princeton graduate and
has been offered a partnership with a major law firm when he returns
to Philadelphia. He does seem impressed with the girl, however.

Emile and Nellie sing “Some Enchanted Evening” together.

Emile first sung Some Enchanted Evening to Nellie. He sings it twice
in the movie. The second time comes after the “I'm Going to Wash That
Man out of My Hair” scene. The second singing was in a duet with
Nellie but it was cut out in the final cut of the movie.

Upon landing at Bali Hai, Joe and Luther are immediately surrounded
with girls, so many girls that most of the scenes with them are cut.

Cable and Luther are taken to see the Boar's Head Ceremony. However,
almost all of it got cut out of the final cut.

This picture is supposed to depict Native Islanders dancing in the
Boar's Head Ceremony. However, it is obviously a picture of some
African-Americans dancing something they learned in The Bronx.
Mercifully, this scene was cut from the movie.

Bloody Mary introduces her daughter Liat to Joe Cable. “You like?”,
she asks. Joe likes and within moments, Bloody Mary leaves the room
and the scene cuts to the sky as Joe and Liat obviously are having
intercourse.

Lieutenant Cable sings “Younger Than Springtime” to Liat. The actress
who plays Liat had just turned 18 when this was filmed, making this
scene legal, as they have already had sex.

Scenes depicting Bali Hai as a paradise, with girls sliding down and
diving into the water.

Bloody Mary sings “Happy Talk” to Lieutenant Cable, while Liat makes
cute hand signals.

Liat and Lieutenant Cable kiss. Bloody Mary thinks she has sealed the
deal, but moments later Cable says that he cannot marry Liat.

Lieutenant Cable has just told Liat that he cannot marry her. Bloody
Mary becomes angry, and struggles with Liat who wants to stay with
Cable any way. Bloody Mary rips the watch Cable has just given to Liat
out of her hands, throws it back to Cable and drags Liat off to marry
another man.

Nellie stares out into the ocean hoping that Emile has survived the
Japanese attack. She already knows that Lieutenant Cable has been
killed.

Nellie comforts Liat who she has just learned is in love with
Lieutenant Cable who has just been killed.

Nellie previously rejected a marriage proposal by Emile after learning
that Emile has mixed race children by a Polynesian woman who has died.
Now, Emile has gone off to the war as a radio operator, known in the
book as “The Remittance Man”. Nellie has overcome her racism and has
decided to marry Emile anyway. However, she does not know if Emile is
alive or dead. So, she takes care of Emile's children while awaiting
his return.

The closing scene in the movie. Emile has returned alive and holds
hands with Nellie as the movie pans to the magnificent scenery behind
them.

Mitzi Gaynor as Nellie Forbush singing “I'm in Love With a Wonderful
Guy”

Bloody Mary proposes that Cable marry Liat. She says that she has
money and will pay for everything. Lieutenant Cable is probably not
impressed with the financial offer as he is a Princeton graduate and
has been offered a partnership with a major law firm when he returns
to Philadelphia. He does seem impressed with the girl, however.

Liat doing cute hand signals while her mother Bloody Mary sings “Happy
Talk”. The one actress whose career advanced because of this movie was
France Nguyen, who plays Liat. Unknown before this movie, she
subsequently appeared in many important productions, including the
Star Trek series. She became a stage actress and played the lead in
the theatrical production of “The World of Suzie Wong”. She appears in
The Joy Luck Club and Battle for the Planet of the Apes. However, now
she has found her true calling as a clinical psychologist in Los
Angeles, so if you are crazy, go see France Nguyen, or go see John
Kerr who plays Joe Cable and who works as a lawyer.

The islanders bringing out a live boar to be eaten. However, we know
what these islanders really ate. They did not merely eat boars. They
ate people!!

Mitzi Gaynor as Nellie singing “I'm Only a Cockeyed Optimist”

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You Americans really like your 'musicals' - no ?

I remember sitting through this movie (South Pacific) when I was a kid
in Glasgow, with my Mother & older sister... I liked the planes, coconut
trees & lagoons & stuff but frankly couldn't hack the song & dance
routines...

Maybe you could do the "Dambusters" next, or maybe "Calamity Jane" - I
didn't mind that particular "musical" because I sortoff fancied Doris
Day in those days & dreamed of losing my virginity in her sloshing ****
- eh ?

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On Tue, 19 Jul 2011 08:20:54 +1000, micky
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You Americans really like your 'musicals' - no ?


Some do, some don't. And some Italians don't care for opera.

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than in the clause which confides the question of war or peace
to the legislature, and not to the executive department."

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On Jul 18, 6:20*pm, micky wrote:
samsloan wrote:


Maybe you could do the "Dambusters" next, or maybe "Calamity Jane" - I
didn't mind that particular "musical" because I sortoff fancied Doris
Day in those days & dreamed of losing my virginity in her sloshing ****
- eh ?


Eh matey, have another lime.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3aNm-b-8Xw

Somewhere in this is Andrea Martin's take on "Happy Talk". Watch it
and you'll feel much better about "South Pacific".
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