Disney has announced that the classic 20th Century Studios film “South Pacific” will be coming to Disney+ on Friday 30th April in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
A young American nurse from Little Rock (Gaynor) meets the handsome and mysterious French planter (Brazzi) on a South Pacific island during World War II. Seeking respite from the battles around them, they find refuge in each other as their romance blooms in the lush tropical paradise. The natural beauty of the islands, the hijnks of the sailors, the danger of war, the passion of young love and the strength of true love are joined by a sensational Rodgers & Hammerstein score.
Adapted from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, now enjoying a Tony Award-winning smash hit revival on Broadway, South Pacific follows a Navy nurse forced to choose between love and prejudice during World War II.
Brought to the screen by director Joshua Logan (Sayonara), with a screenplay by Paul Osborn (East of Eden), South Pacific was nominated for three Academy Awards®, taking home a statue for Best Sound, and features rousing performances from Rosanno Brazzi (Damals) and Mitzi Gaynor (Les Girls) in her Golden Globe-nominated role. The film also includes performances by John Kerr (Tea and Sympathy), Ray Walston (“Picket Fences”) and Juanita Hall (Flower Drum Song).
Filmed on location on the beautiful Hawaiian island of Kaua’i, South Pacific is the only theatrical film adaptation of a Rodgers and Hammerstein stage musical to feature all its original songs, including such renowned classics as “Bali Ha’i,” “Some Enchanted Evening” and “Happy Talk.”
Are you looking forward to seeing “South Pacific” on Disney+?
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