On stage, "South Pacific" is a glorious stage musical; on-screen, it is less so - due primarily to the annoying color filters, which get in the way of the gorgeous color photography.
Mitzi Gaynor was never that successful in the movies - although 20th Century Fox did try hard with her.
George Cukor used her best in "Les Girls".
Rossano Brazzi leaves me cold - I never understood his sex appeal.
Although a very young Rossano Brazzi is engaging in MGM's "Little Women".
He does put a big dent in "The Battle of the Villa Fiorita", because you don't understand how Maureen O'Hara could leave her husband Richard Todd for him.
John Kerr is a mystery choice - his face is so closed to the camera.
And, yet, in MGM's "Gaby", he did give a very nice performance.
France Nuyen, Juanita Hall and Ray Walston help the film a great deal.
And, of course, there is that first-rate score.