Synopsis by Sarah Sloboda
Rodgers and Hammerstein's award-winning musical South Pacific, based on stories by James A. Michener, successfully debuted in 1949, and has since been performed scores of times on-stage and onscreen. Its revered musical score is infused with many singable favorites. This made-for-TV movie rendition, shot in Australia, originally aired on ABC and features award-winning actors Glenn Close and Harry Connick Jr. Set on a naval base in the tropics during World War II, the dual love story reveals the challenges faced by romance through racial prejudice and war, as demonstrated by the struggles of the tale's two couples.
Marines, military-base, nurse, prejudice, racial-tension, tropical, war