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Kings Go Forth (1958)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Romance | 28 June 1958 (USA)
Toward the end of World War II, two American soldiers fighting in Southern France become romantically involved with a young, American woman. Her background will reveal more about them than her.

Director:

Delmer Daves

Writers:

Joe David Brown (novel), Merle Miller (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Frank Sinatra ... 1st Lt. Sam Loggins
Tony Curtis ... Cpl. Britt Harris
Natalie Wood ... Monique Blair
Leora Dana ... Mrs. Blair
Karl Swenson ... The Colonel
Ann Codee ... Mme. Brieux
Eddie Ryder Eddie Ryder ... Cpl. Lindsay (as Edward Ryder)
Jacques Berthe Jacques Berthe ... Jean-François Dauvah, Boy
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Storyline

Race, love, and war. The Allies have landed in France, set up in a coastal town, where Lt. Sam Loggins, a serious guy from Manhattan's west side, falls hard for Monique Blair, an American raised in France. Loggins' sergeant, Britt Harris, a playboy from Jersey, also finds Monique attractive. She chooses one to love and the other to befriend after disclosing her parents' history and why she lives in France. The men say it makes no difference, a wedding is announced, and the soldiers face a dangerous mission behind enemy lines. But is everyone being truthful? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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THEY'D BEEN THROUGH THE LIVING HELL OF WAR...EATING DIRT...CRAWLING ON THEIR GUT! BUT THE REAL HELL WAS TO COME......WHEN THEY FELL IN LOVE WITH MONIQUE! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Action | Drama | Romance | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

28 June 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rivalen See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The role of Monique was originally written with Dorothy Dandridge in mind. See more »

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Harris fires a bazooka into a window of a German bunker, then runs up and tosses a grenade into the window. Then the squad occupies the bunker and there is hardly any damage to the inside of the bunker. See more »

Quotes

1st Lt. Sam Loggins: How do you feel about riding in a jeep?
Mrs. Blair: It's one of the several experiences I promised myself before I die. Another is jumping out of a parachute.
1st Lt. Sam Loggins: No, dear. You jump out of a plane. You hold onto the parachute.
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Sinatra wants Natalie Wood who could be his daughter!!!
2 May 2019 | by elo-equipamentosSee all my reviews

Perhaps I'm suspicious to do a review about a Sinatra's movies, due he finds himself a "bigger than life" as a person, he thinks that the world spin around him, in this picture he played a US's soldier sent to France when Allies already invaded by Normandy and his mission is just extinguish some places where the German still control on French Riviera, meanwhile he falling in love for an young girl played by Natalie Wood, actually could be his daughter, but she has afraid to tell that his dead father was an African American descendent, Sinatra stays shocked by such revelation, but accept later, when the couple fortuitously meets the handsome Tony Curtis in the role as Corporal Britt Harris all things changes, the young girl falling in love to him on first sight, knowing the past life of his bon vivant and maladjusted subordinate, he decided that him marry her immediately, valuable picture over prejudice, guilt and sorrow, if we forget some mismatch about young girls that wants oldest guys, which presuppose happened on Sinatra real life, much possible attracted by his money and fancy life!!!

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First watch: 2019 / How many: 1 / Source: DVD / Rating: 7


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