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Basics Critics:71Viewers:67Rusty:76
Category: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, WarNotable as: Action/AdventureSub-Category: Action Film, Romance Film, War film, Action/Adventure, Comedy-drama, DramaMain subject: Pacific WarRuntime: 102 - 108 minutesLanguage: English, JapaneseCountry: United StatesDirector: John HustonScreenwriter: John Lee Mahin, John HustonBased on: Heaven Knows, Mr. AllisonMusic: Georges AuricCinematography: Oswald MorrisStars: Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, Anna StenProducer: Buddy Adler, Eugene FrenkeStudio: 20th Century FoxAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Actress (Deborah Kerr)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (John Lee Mahin, John Huston)
Award details: (details at IMDb)

Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison is a 1957 CinemaScope film which tells the story of two people stranded on a Japanese-occupied island in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. The movie was adapted by John Huston and John Lee Mahin from the novel by Charles Shaw and directed by Huston. It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium. The movie was filmed on the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. Producer Eugene Frenke later filmed a low-budget variation on the story, The Nun and the Sergeant, starring Frenke's wife Anna Sten.

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