South Pacific

1958 NR 2h 37m DVD

South Pacific

1958 NR 2h 37m DVD
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Sparks fly when Nellie (Mitzi Gaynor), a naive Navy nurse stationed in the South Seas, meets worldly French plantation owner Emile (Rossano Brazzi), in this Oscar-winning Rodgers and Hammerstein musical set in a tropical paradise. Meanwhile, in a then-daring depiction of interracial relationships, a young American officer falls for a beautiful island native. The two couples from worlds apart grapple with love at a time of war.
Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr, Ray Walston, Juanita Hall, France Nuyen, Russ Brown, Doug McClure, Tom Laughlin
Joshua Logan
Widescreen 2.35:1
Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital Mono, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 8+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 8+
age 8+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that there's some warfare in this movie, set during WWII. Airplanes bomb Navy vessels, and an airplane is hit by enemy fire. There's a machine gun attack on an unarmed man in a rubber raft. Heroes are caught by gunfire behind enemy lines. However, these are not realistic, gruesome battles: there are no on-camera hits with the exception of a hole in an airplane, no blood, and no one is injured on camera. One leading character is killed (off-camera), but his body is shown without any wounds or blood.

Sexual Content

Several loving, passionate kisses.


World War II air battle: airplanes are fired upon by Japanese; man falls out of plane, pulls parachute, and lands safely in water; Japanese soldiers shoot at sailor in rubber raft, he paddles away. A main character is killed off camera by enemy fire; his body is then seen, but no injuries are apparent.


Song lyric "ain't that too damn bad."

Social Behavior

The movie reflects the culture of the 1940s armed services and the well-defined gender roles of the time: the women are nurses; the men are soldiers, pilots, etc. and clearly in charge. Racial prejudice and bigotry are shown to be negative behaviors, as well as unfounded and self-defeating.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Pilot has unlit cigar in mouth. Characters use wine when making a toast. Cigarette smoking on a couple of occasions.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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