South Sea Woman

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South Sea Woman is a 1953 American black-and-white action-comedy-drama film starring Burt Lancaster, Virginia Mayo and Chuck Connors, and directed by Arthur Lubin. It was based on the play General Court Martial by William M. Rankin with the working title being Sulu Sea.[2] The picture was written by Edwin Blum.

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South Sea Woman
Original film poster
Directed byArthur Lubin
Screenplay byEdwin Blum
Adaptation by
Based onGeneral Court Martial
by William M. Rankin
Produced bySamuel Bischoff
CinematographyTed D. McCord
Edited byClarence Kolster
Music byDavid Buttolph
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
  • June 27, 1953 (1953-06-27)
Running time
99 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$2 million (US)[1]

Jeanine Basinger's and Jeremy Arnold's book The World War II Combat Film  Anatomy of a Genre calls the film a significant mixture of genres: tongue-in-cheek adventure, "Flagg and Quirt" (1926)-style service comedy, Road to...Hope and Crosby road film, South Seas, prison escape, pirate, World War II and costume drama mixing ridiculous comedy with hard-boiled action in "Tell It to the Marines" style.[3]

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