Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Directed by Otto Preminger, Frederick, a lieutenant in the army, is arrested for the murder of a bartender, Barney. He claims, in his defense, that the victim had raped and beaten up his wife Laura. Although Laura supports her husband’s story, the police surgeon can find no evidence that she has been raped. Manion is defended by Paul, a rather humble small-town lawyer. During the course of interviews, Biegler discovers that Manion is violently possessive and jealous, and also that his wife has a reputation for giving her favors to other men. The prosecutor discovers there’s more to the case than meets the eye.

( This was one of the first mainstream Hollywood films to address Sex and Rape in a graphic terms.)

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South Pacific (1958)

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.