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Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison

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Original title
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
Running time
105 min.
United States United States
John Lee Mahin, John Huston (Novel: Charles Shaw)
Georges Auric
Oswald Morris
20th Century Fox
Adventure. Drama. War. Romance | II World War
Synopsis / Plot
For different reasons, Irish Catholic nun Sister Angela and U.S. Marine Corporal Allison are stranded on deserted Tuasiva Island in the South Pacific in 1944, the island deserted due to circumstances of World War II. When the Japanese bomb the island and set up what looks to be a weather station on the island, Allison and Sister Angela are forced into hiding. Thinking that they may soon be rescued, Allison tells Sister Angela what is in his heart, especially in light of the fact that Sister Angela has not yet taken her final vows: he has for the first time in his life fallen in love.
1957: Oscar: 2 nominations for Actress (Deborah Kerr), Adapted Screenplay
1957: Golden Globe: Nominated for Best Actress (Kerr)
1957: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Film and Foreign Actor (Mitchum)
1957: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1957: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Drama Screenplay
1957: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actress (Kerr)
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