Directed by Joshua Logan, On a South Pacific island during World War II, love blooms between a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman who’s being courted for a dangerous military mission. Or should she just wash that man out of her hair? Bloody Mary is the philosopher of the island and it’s hard to believe she could be the mother of Liat who has captured the heart of Lt. Joseph Cable USMC. While waiting for action in the war in the South Pacific, sailors and nurses put on a musical comedy show. The war gets closer and the saga of Nellie and Emile becomes serious drama.