This drama is set in World War II Australia, where an American Marine, Rebel is recuperating from wounds suffered in battle. He is weary of war and is intent on going AWOL and escaping from Australia. He becomes infatuated with a local singer, Kathy and pursues her. Kathy is married and initially is not interested in him, but later begins to love Rebel. Kathy receives a letter advising her that her husband was killed in battle. The local police and the U.S. Military are searching for Rebel as an AWOL soldier. Rebel arranges to escape Austalia by a cargo ship, but eventually allows himself to be arrested in order to keep the local police from arresting Kathy for harboring him.
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The war made him a man. Her love made him a hero. [USA Theatrical]
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Did You Know?
This film is based on the non-musical stage play "No Names . . . No Packdrill" by Bob Herbert
who also co-wrote this movie's screenplay. The play, when it premiered in Sydney, Australia in 1980, starred Mel Gibson
and Noni Hazlehurst
. The play's title was for a time a working title for this film. This film's producer, Phillip Emanuel
, became aware of the play at this Sydney debut. See more
Referenced in Blood Massacre
Written by Peter Best
Performed by Debra Byrne
(as Debbie Byrne) See more