Kings Go Forth (1958)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Frank Sinatra 1st Lt. Sam Loggins/Narrator
Tony Curtis Cpl. Britt Harris
Natalie Wood Monique Blair
Leora Dana Mrs. Blair, Monique's Mother
Karl Swenson Lt. Col. Loggins, CO
Ann Codee Mme. Brieux
Eddie Ryder Cpl. Lindsay (as Edward Ryder)
Jacques Berthe Jean-Fran├žois Dauvah
Pete Candoli Musician (uncredited)
Cyril Delevanti Blairs' Butler (uncredited)
Jackie Berthe Jean Francoise
Marie Isnard Old Woman with Wine
Mel Lewis Drums
Movie Details
Genre Drama; War; Action; Romance
Director Delmer Daves
Producer Frank Ross; Dick Ross
Writer Joe David Brown; Merle Miller
Studio United Artists; MGM (Video & DVD)
Language English
Audience Rating Approved
Running Time 1 hr 49 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Adapted by Merle Miller from the novel by Joe David Brown , Kings Go Forth stars Frank Sinatra and Tony Curtis as, respectively, a tough army lieutenant and a cocky radio operator. Serving in Southern France during World War II, Sinatra and Curtis vie for the affections of mademoiselle Natalie Wood . Upon learning that Wood 's father was black, both men succumb to their inbred prejudices. Sinatra manages to overcome his latent bigotry, but Curtis does not. In fact, he's so vocal in his race hatred that audiences are virtually cheering for his inevitable demise. After the war, Sinatra , who has lost an arm in combat, relocates Wood . The film ends ambiguously, possibly because miscegenation was still a touchy topic amongst Hollywood censors. Kings Go Forth was universally popular - except, perhaps, with those ex-GIs who were still resentful that Frank Sinatra had in real life been spared wartime service due to a questionable physical ailment. — Hal Erickson
Personal Details
My Rating
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Index 488
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 9/8/03
Purchase Price $10.00
Store Fry's
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Amazon US
User Lookup 1 Backup
Folder 004
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 B&W
1.33:1
Layers Single side, single layer
UPC 027616873019
Chapters
Release Date 2/5/02
Subtitles English; Spanish; French
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Original Theatrical Trailer