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 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.

Continuity mistake: When doing the "there is nothing like a dame" dance number on the beach, Ray Walston from cut to cut has his shirt either buttoned up or unbuttoned.

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

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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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