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Once Before I Die (1966)

WW-II 1941: Shortly after Pearl Harbor the Japanese attack the Philippine islands. A group of Polo playing soldiers and their families are surprised far off in the countryside. Lt. Bailey ... See full summary »

Director:

John Derek

Writers:

Anthony March (story "Quit For The Next"), Vance Skarstedt (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ursula Andress ... Alex
John Derek ... Bailey
Richard Jaeckel ... Lt. Custer
Ron Ely ... Soldier (as Ronald Ely)
Rod Lauren ... Captain
Vance Skarstedt Vance Skarstedt
Allen Pinson Allen Pinson
Greg Martin Greg Martin
Renato Robles Renato Robles
Fred Galang Fred Galang
Andres Centenera ... (as Andress Centenera)
Rod Francisco Rod Francisco
Nello Nayo Nello Nayo
Mario Taquibulos Mario Taquibulos
Eva Vivar Eva Vivar
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WW-II 1941: Shortly after Pearl Harbor the Japanese attack the Philippine islands. A group of Polo playing soldiers and their families are surprised far off in the countryside. Lt. Bailey leads them back to Manila, but the streets are jammed with fugitives. On the trip Bailey's fiancée Alex talks with a 22 years old shy soldier. He tells her of his fears to die and admits that he's never been with a woman. Only once before he dies, he'd like to have sex. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Drama | War

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Country:

USA | Philippines

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Akomi mia fora prin pethano See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Jock Mahoney, previous to this film, starred in "Tarzan Goes To India" (1962). After this film's release, Ron Ely starred in the TV series "Tarzan" (1966-1968). See more »

Soundtracks

Once Before I Die
Words and Music by Norman Gimbel (as Norman Gimble) and Ralph London
Sung by Lenny Welch
Through courtesy of Kapp Records
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Unfortunate by 1965 standards, and 2002 standards, too.
14 January 2002 | by Lee-65See all my reviews

This film, in spite of a few capable performers, like Ron Ely and Richard Jaeckel, for example, deserved to be left in the jungles of the Philippines from whence it came. Ursula Andress (once dubbed by the press as "Ursula Undress") is nice to look at, but in this film she hasn't much to do except show off her well-nourished superstructure through anachronistic wet clothing - The screenplay certainly doesn't show off her acting ability. John Derek treats her contributions to this picture like one of those front-page, soft-focus pictorials in "Playboy" that Andress (and, subsequent subject Linda Evans) did so often throughout the 1960s and 70s. For better material featuring Ursula Andress, see "Dr. No" (1962) and "Casino Royale" (1967). What a waste of time for anyone looking for serious drama about the post-Pearl Harbor Philippine invasion of 1941-42.


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