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In Love and War (1958 film)

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Director  Philip Dunne
Music director  Hugo Friedhofer
Language  English
6.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, War
Story by  Anton Myrer
Country  United States
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Release date  October 31, 1958 (1958-10-31)
Based on  The Big War 1957 novel  by Anton Myrer
Writer  Anton Myrer (novel), Edward Anhalt
Cast  Robert Wagner (Frank "Frankie" O'Neill), Dana Wynter (Sue Trumbell), Jeffrey Hunter (Sgt. Nico Kantaylis), Hope Lange (Andrea Lenaine Kantaylis), Bradford Dillman (Alan Newcombe), Sheree North (Lorraine)
Similar movies  The Proud and Profane (1956)

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In Love and War is a 1958 Cinemascope and DeLuxe Color film set in World War II, directed by Philip Dunne. It is based on the 1957 novel The Big War by Anton Myrer.


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Plot summary

The film traces the progress of three Marines on shore leave during World War II, in the Pacific. One of the men, Nico (Jeffrey Hunter), is a seasoned, decorated sergeant; the second, Frankie (Robert Wagner), is a perennial goof-off, who drinks too much; and the third, Alan (Bradford Dillman), is an intellectual from a wealthy family. He has joined the Marines, despite his father's protests.

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Nico, Frankie and Alan come to San Francisco on a furlough from the war. Nico proposes and marries his pregnant girlfriend Andrea (Hope Lange). A drunken Frankie fights with Charlie Stanton, his hateful stepfather, who thinks him a coward. The wealthy Alan catches his fiancee, Sue (Dana Wynter), with another man.

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Lorraine (Sheree North), who is in love with Frankie, has joined the military as a WAVE. She introduces his friend Alan to her roommate Kalai (France Nuyen), a nurse of Hawaiian-French heritage. They all go to Lorraine's apartment, where Frankie first passes out, then wakes up screaming at the thought of returning to the war. Lorraine decides to leave him. Kalai professes her love for Alan.

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The three men return to the Pacific front. Frankie initially shows cowardice and Nico slaps some sense into him. Later, Frankie saves Alan and is honored for his heroism. Alan becomes ill with malaria and when a wounded Japanese soldier calls out to him for help, he tries to give the Japanese soldier some water but Nico shoots the wounded soldier and reveals to Alan and the other marines that a grenade was hidden under the wounded soldier as a trap. Alan then begins to question the futility of the war. When an advancing enemy tank threatens the platoon, Nico singlehandedly blows up the tank, but dies from his wounds.

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Back home, Kalai visits Sue in the hospital after she tries to commit suicide. Suffering from alcohol withdrawal, Sue dies during Kali's visit.

The war ends and Alan returns to Kalai and becomes a professor at the local university. Frankie, now promoted to sergeant, brings Nico's last love letter home to Andrea, who has given birth to their child. Andrea tells Frankie that she would like to see him again.


  • Robert Wagner as Frank "Frankie" O'Neill
  • Dana Wynter as Sue Trumbell
  • Jeffrey Hunter as Sgt. Nico Kantaylis
  • Hope Lange as Andrea Lenaine
  • Bradford Dillman as Alan Newcombe
  • Sheree North as Lorraine
  • France Nuyen as Kalai Ducanne
  • Mort Sahl as Danny Krieger
  • Steven Gant as Babe Ricardo
  • Harvey Stephens as Amory Newcombe
  • Paul Comi as Father Wallensack
  • Joe Di Reda as Capistron
  • Buck Class as Derek
  • References

    In Love and War (1958 film) Wikipedia
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