* AFIS100Years100Songs:
** #28, "Some Enchanted Evening"
* AllStarCast: The Carnegie Hall concert version in 2006 brought together famous singing actor Brian Stokes Mitchell as de Becque, country legend Music/RebaMcEntire as Nellie, and Creator/AlecBaldwin as Billis.
* CutSong: Many, some of which, like "My Girl Back Home," are now commonly used in revivals.
** Another, "Suddenly Lovely," eventually received new lyrics, which turned it into "Getting to Know You" from ''Theatre/TheKingAndI''.
** Yet another, "Loneliness of Evening," received a spot in Rodgers' and Hammerstein's 1965 television version of ''Film/{{Cinderella}}''.
** "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair" runs drastically shorter in the movie. The soundtrack restored most of the missing sections, although the cast apparently never recorded the bridge.
** "Younger Than Springtime" re-uses the melody of a Cut Song from ''Allegro'', "To My Wife".
* DawsonCasting: Even though Nellie Forbush is supposed to be young and naive, she was portrayed by women in their 30s for both Broadway productions (notable soprano Kelli O'Hara in the revival, and Broadway legend Mary Martin in the original). Also, Creator/{{ABC}}'s 2001 TV movie cast a 53-year old Creator/GlennClose in the role.
* FakeNationality: Bloody Mary was played by black actress/blues singer Juanita Hall.
* NonSingingVoice: Among the movie's leads, only Mitzi Gaynor, who played Nellie, and Ray Walston, who played Luther Billis, did their own singing. Juanita Hall deserves special notice, as she originated the role of Bloody Mary on Broadway nine years earlier, but still needed dubbing by Muriel Smith.
* OldShame: Director Joshua Logan publicly apologized for the use of color filters. Incidentally, they were ''not'' supposed to be that heavy, and he was aghast when he saw the final print.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Rodgers and Hammerstein originally planned to adapt just one story from ''Tales of the South Pacific'', Cable and Liat's love story. But when they realized it would feel too similar to ''Madame Butterfly'', they brought in Nellie and Emile from another portion of the book and wove the two love stories together
** The producers of the film considered casting Doris Day as Nellie. Possible reasons for her rejection include her agent demanding too much money, or Day herself feeling too nervous to sing for Richard Rodgers.
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