The Proud and Profane (1956)


Red Cross volunteer Lee Ashley arrives in New Caledonia in 1943, hoping to find out details about the death of her husband on Guadalcanal. Initially reluctant to involve herself in nursing responsibilities, Lee is galvanized by leader Kate Connors. Although courted by an old friend, Lee falls for the roguish Lt. Col. Colin Black, despite his harsh manner. The pair become involved — until Colin’s carelessness proves to have lasting ramifications.

Director: George Seaton.
Writers: Lucy Herndon Crockett (novel), George Seaton (written for the screen by).
Stars: William Holden, Deborah Kerr, Thelma Ritter, Dewey Martin, William Redfield, Ross Bagdasarian, Adam Williams, Marion Ross, Theodore Newton, Richard Shannon, Peter Hansen.

1957 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White (Hal Pereira/A. Earl Hedrick/Sam Comer/Frank R. McKelvy).
1957 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Costume Design, Black-and-White (Edith Head). 


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