Kings Go Forth

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"As big and brave and bold a love story as has ever been exploded on the screen!"
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  • 1958
  • 1 hr 49 min
  • 6.5  (1,795)

Kings Go Forth is a war drama movie released in 1958, directed by Delmer Daves, and stars Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis, and Natalie Wood in lead roles. The movie is set in the French Riviera during World War II, where two American soldiers, Lieutenant Sam Loggins (Sinatra) and Sergeant Britt Harris (Curtis), are stationed to fight against the Germans. The boys are sent on a mission to protect a small village from the invading forces, where they meet a beautiful young woman, Monique Blair (Wood), who lives on the outskirts of the town.

As the two men fall for Monique, they realize that they both share a bond they never knew they had: they both have fallen for the same woman. The love triangle becomes more complicated as the soldiers know they are fighting a war, and anything can happen at any time. The Germans are moving fast and the soldiers have to do whatever they can to do their duty.

Sam is a seasoned and matured officer, who lost his wife in a bomb raid, and is carrying the guilt of her death with him. He has a demeanor of authority but tends to be too sober and serious, while Britt is a smooth-talking soldier, who loves to have a good time and enjoys every moment of life. Britt is determined to win the heart of Monique, while Sam is hesitant because of the guilt he feels over his wife.

As the two soldiers try to win her heart, they begin to understand their own priorities and the importance of their friendship. They learn that the tragedies of war can bring people together or tear them apart. The tension rises as the soldiers are sent on a dangerous mission to destroy a German fort, and they prepare themselves for the battle.

The movie is beautifully shot on location on the French Riviera, with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea, and historic villages of the area. The director has done a great job of placing his actors in the right settings, giving the film a sense of realism, which is always welcome in war movies. The battle scenes are extremely well-done, with explosions and gunfire making the audience feel like they are a part of the action.

The performances of the lead actors are commendable, with Frank Sinatra playing the role of a perfect army officer, showing sincerity and toughness at the same time. Tony Curtis is outstanding in his role as a smooth-talking sergeant, and Natalie Wood is stunning and elegant as Monique Blair, displaying both charm and vulnerability. In particular, Sinatra's nuanced portrayal of a man struggling with grief and duty is impressive.

The movie depicts themes of love, friendship, and sacrifice during a time of war, and it offers a realistic portrayal of the mental and emotional strains experienced by soldiers fighting on the front lines. It also depicts the trials of the civilians caught up in the conflict, and the impact the war has on them. The movie is both heartwarming and heartbreaking, offering a well-rounded look at the effects of war.

Overall, Kings Go Forth is an excellent wartime drama movie that deserves to be watched by anyone interested in the captivating combination of love, war, and friendship. Its themes are timeless and universal, and it delivers an emotional rollercoaster that will leave the viewer touched and moved by the end.

Kings Go Forth is a 1958 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 49 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5.

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    6.5  (1,795)