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YMMV / Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison

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  • Acceptable Targets: Averted. The Japanese soldiers are not portrayed as malicious or particularly evil. Mr Allison simply has no idea what they will do if they discover the two of them.
  • Alternate Character Interpretation:
    • It's entirely possible that Mr Allison's feelings for Sister Angela weren't genuinely romantic, but just brought about by stress in their situation. Or he just wanted to get laid.
    • The ending is open to this. Despite Sister Angela rejecting Mr Allison's advances, she does seem to care for him rather tenderly in the final scene. She also mentions "running from the truth" before she got sick. So perhaps she is considering his proposal in the end.
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  • Heartwarming in Hindsight: Sister Angela's speech about how she and Mr Allison have become Fire-Forged Friends. The two actors became lifelong friends after this film.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Sister Angela rejecting Mr Allison's advances becomes hilarious when Deborah Kerr and Robert Mitchum star in The Grass Is Greener as part of a Love Dodecahedron.
  • Stoic Woobie: Sister Angela may be The Pollyanna but she had to watch a man die in front of her, get marooned on an island and have to hide from Japanese soldiers.

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