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Once Before I Die (1966)

WW-II 1941: Shortly after Pearl Harbor the Japanese attack the Philippine islands. A group of Polo playing soldiers and their families are surprised far off in the countryside. Lt. Bailey ... See full summary »

Director:

John Derek

Writers:

Anthony March (story "Quit For The Next"), Vance Skarstedt (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ursula Andress ... Alex
John Derek ... Bailey
Richard Jaeckel ... Lt. Custer
Ron Ely ... Soldier (as Ronald Ely)
Rod Lauren ... Captain
Vance Skarstedt Vance Skarstedt
Allen Pinson Allen Pinson
Greg Martin Greg Martin
Renato Robles Renato Robles
Fred Galang Fred Galang
Andres Centenera ... (as Andress Centenera)
Rod Francisco Rod Francisco
Nello Nayo Nello Nayo
Mario Taquibulos Mario Taquibulos
Eva Vivar Eva Vivar
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WW-II 1941: Shortly after Pearl Harbor the Japanese attack the Philippine islands. A group of Polo playing soldiers and their families are surprised far off in the countryside. Lt. Bailey leads them back to Manila, but the streets are jammed with fugitives. On the trip Bailey's fiancée Alex talks with a 22 years old shy soldier. He tells her of his fears to die and admits that he's never been with a woman. Only once before he dies, he'd like to have sex. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Drama | War

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Country:

USA | Philippines

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No Toys for Christmas See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines

Company Credits

Production Co:

F8, Vitri Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Shot over the summer of 1964 but not released until early 1967. John Derek and Ursula Andress separated shortly after production wrapped and were divorced by April 1966, a year before the movie came out. Andress and bit player Ron Ely were rumored to have been having an affair throughout filming. See more »

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Once Before I Die
Words and Music by Norman Gimbel (as Norman Gimble) and Ralph London
Sung by Lenny Welch
Through courtesy of Kapp Records
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One of the Worst Movie Ever
13 January 2004 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

One of the Worst Movie Ever

The unique point that worth in this movie is the astonishing beauty of Ursula Andress. She plays Alex, a dumb blonde in Manila, 1941, shortly after the Japanese attack to Pearl Harbor. Her character is so shallow and stupid that impress, the same way the countless closes of her gorgeous face. But this movie is so cheesy, with such an awful director, horrible story and screenplay, ridiculous dialogs and ham actors, which even Ursula Andress performance and beauty is unable to save. A film to be forgotten, and I am going to get rid of it from my collection. My vote is two.

Title (Brazil): `Chamas da Paixão' (`Flames of Passion')


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