Kerr is good, too. Excellently acted, with a superb relationship developing between the two very different characters. Oh oh! Action. It never gets old. He and Deborah Kerr are simply wonderful together in this terrific film. If John Huston went to deepest Africa to make a film as an excuse to shoot elephants, then he came out with a damn fine film in "The African Queen". A divorcée falls for an over-the-hill cowboy who is struggling to maintain his romantically independent lifestyle. The interaction between the soldier and the nun, young and still unaware of the world as it really is, is really fantastic. Mitchum is the tough battlehardened Marine who is perhaps just a bit naive when it comes to a proper relationship with a woman, and Kerr is the nun with whom he falls in love and she with him to a lesser extent. I am a Christian and don't attend Catholic church so I didn't agree with a couple of things said by "Sister Angela." During World War II, an American marine and an Irish nun form an unlikely friendship after being stranded on a South Pacific island. The film shows the beauty and meaning of a religious vocation. Marine poster boy Mitchum washes up on a desolate Pacific Island. However, I have respect for the tenets of Catholicism. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 6, 2012. See other DVD options under “Other Formats & Versions”. Reviewed in the United States on July 23, 2020. Japanese leave and Marine finds Saki. Cpl. My vote is eight.Title (Brazil): "O Céu Por Testemunha" ("The Heaven as Witness"). It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison [DVD]  Robert Mitchum (Actor), Deborah Kerr (Actor), John Huston (Director) & Rated: Parental Guidance Format: DVD. I also think that Mr. Mitchum deserved an Academy Award nomination (if not the Oscar, really) for his excellent and genuine performance. Certificate: Passed Sister Angela: In the Pacific during WWII, a Roman Catholic widow falls for a tough lieutenant colonel. This is one of my favorite WWII films from the 50's and 60's, along with No Man is an Island and The Man Who Never Was. Deborah Kerr movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘From Here to Eternity,’ ‘An Affair to Remember’. You finally get a glimpse of that glorious hairl. I also think that Mr. Mitchum deserved an Academy Award nomination (if not the Oscar, really) for his excellent and genuine performance. Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (760) ... DVD from $5.43. Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison $3.99 $9.99 Playback Region 2 : This will not play on most DVD players sold in the U.S., U.S. That is how real men act towards women. Mitchum can't apologize enough and explains he had to get her out of clothes cause she's been very sick. If you've never seen this film, what are you waiting for? Young, pretty and alone since the geezer priest died. Robert Mitchum -- can't get enough of him. Please check compatibility before purchasing. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Unable to add item to List. Reviewed in the United States on July 23, 2020. For Mitchum fans, it's a must see. Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist. A classic film of this era i.e. Charming film with two very good Actors, placed in a strange situation, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 30, 2016. Approved | 1h 47min | Adventure, Drama, War | 13 March 1957 (USA) 3:13 | Trailer. Favourite Fictional WWII Film Made After the War? Considering this film was made 63 years ago, Robert Mitchum's performance has not aged a bit. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? This disk may not play on most DVD/Blu-Ray players sold in the US due to region encoding incompatibility. Gold Derby Dating Mr. Darcy: A romantic comedy (Love Manor Romantic Comedy Book 1), Mr. Hulot's Holiday (1953) Jacques Tati, Nathalie Pascaud [All Region, Import, B & W], Rosario + Vampire - The Complete Series [Blu-ray], Kuma Miko - The Complete Series [Blu ray] [Blu-ray], Code Geass: Lelouch of Rebellion - The Complete Series [Blu-ray], LIBERACE & Friends CHRISTMAS Vol. but it's Mitchum's show, all the way. Nun and Marine hide in terrific cave. UK imports may differ from local products. Most of the film is just Mitchum and Kerr talking but it holds your interest. Not a lot of traditional war film action but it makes up for any lack of action with a worthy script, great acting, and then the occasional tense interaction with the Japanese soldiers. I love everything about this film--the scenery, the suspense and most of all the gentle and trusting relationship that develops between the Marine and the nun. However, their paradisiacal life ends when the Japanese arrive to build an outpost, forcing "Mr." Allison and the nun to take refuge in a cave. In Stock. Choose an adventure below and discover your next favorite movie or TV show. It never gets old. Recomended, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 2, 2019. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. Nun and Marine hide in terrific cave. In 1848 Marietta Davis fell unconscious for 9 days. It all works so well. Recomended, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 2, 2019. Struggling to survive, the pair find themselves attracted to each other despite Sister Angela's faith. Most of the film is just Mitchum and Kerr talking but it holds your interest. Are there any Japs around? Natural, real, riveting acting. Unable to add item to List. Allison, USMC: Let's just keep it quiet, ma'am. Take note, men. Marine and Nun on isolated island in Pacific WWII. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 1, 2018. Is ' Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison' based on a book. Young, pretty and alone since the geezer priest died. She runs out in raging storm to avoid temptation. In 1856, the first U.S. Consul General to Japan encounters the hostility of the local authorities and the love of a young geisha. He meets the only inhabitant, a nun played by Deborah Kerr. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Hollywood won't make films like this anymore. Can't get enough of the guy. They find comfort in one another as the two hope for a rescue. That is how real men act towards women. Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison I also think that Mr. Mitchum deserved an Academy Award nomination (if not the Oscar, really) for his excellent and genuine performance. 4*, Reviewed in the United States on February 11, 2019. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Use the HTML below. 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