South Pacific
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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 discovering 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.

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

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: Director Joshua Logan originally wanted Elizabeth Taylor to play Nellie.

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