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South Sea Woman

Released Jun 3, 1953 1h 39m Comedy List
Reviews 31% Audience Score 50+ Ratings
A World War II Marine (Burt Lancaster) tells a court-martial where he, his buddy (Chuck Connors) and a nightclub camera-girl (Virginia Mayo) have been. Read More Read Less
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Clyde Gilmour Maclean's Magazine Funny in spots, but it tries too hard. Dec 3, 2019 Full Review Michael E. Grost Classic Film and Television Nutty, rowdy comedy shows invention and a sense of fun. Nov 28, 2015 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Third-rate unbelievable WWII adventure/romantic comedy. Rated: C- Nov 15, 2012 Full Review Read all reviews

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Steve D How do you get Lancaster and then make a film this unamusing. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 04/06/24 Full Review Audience Member Has an odd mix of drama and comedy and you're never quite sure which genre is more dominant, however Burt Lancaster gives a good account of himself despite the accidental desertion theme being somewhat bland alongside the simmering relationship to be. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member 2: An engaging story, but I can't say it is a great film. Burt Lancaster gives an adequate performance, but what struck me most about the picture was the fact that modest backlot sets were sufficient to give one the sense of a faraway place. It isn't an authentic feel, but it works just the same. All in all a pretty silly but somehow entertaining film. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review ashley h South Sea Woman is an entertaining film. It is about an AWOL marine who is court-martialed for a variety of offenses that carry 143 years in the stockade or the death penalty but refuses to aid in his own defense. Burt Lancaster, Virginia Mayo, and Chuck Connors give excellent. The screenplay is well written with plenty of action. Arthur Lubin did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the adventure and comedy. South Sea Woman is a must see. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member ok adventure pic that re-teams mayo & lancaster Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member good adventure tale & re-teaming of mayo/lancaster here. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A World War II Marine (Burt Lancaster) tells a court-martial where he, his buddy (Chuck Connors) and a nightclub camera-girl (Virginia Mayo) have been.
Arthur Lubin
Samuel Bischoff
Edwin Blum
Production Co
Warner Bros.
Original Language
Release Date (Theaters)
Jun 3, 1953, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
May 1, 2014
1h 39m
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