Today’s Satellite Choice: Heaven Knows, Mr Allison

Wednesday 10th July

Heaven Knows, Mr Allison. Deborah Kerr and Robert Mitchum star in this romantic drama about a Roman Catholic nun and a hard-bitten US Marine stranded together on a Japanese-occupied island in the South Pacific during World War II.

Under constant threat of discovery by a ruthless enemy, they hide in a cave and forage for food together.

Their forced companionship and the struggle for survival forge a powerful emotional bond between them.

The movie was filmed on the islands of Trinidad and Tobago.The movie was adapted by John Huston and John Lee Mahin from the novel by Charles Shaw and directed by Huston. It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Deborah Kerr) and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.

Film4, 4.20pm CET