Blue Sky

Synopsis: It's the early 1960s. Nuclear engineer Hank Marshall is a major in the US Army, he who works on top secret nuclear testing projects. Trouble follows him from posting to posting largely because of his mentally unstable wife, Carly Marshall, who is bipolar. During her manic phases, her already overt sexuality, which she models after such sex symbols as Marilyn Monroe and Brigitte Bardot, is ratcheted up a notch, that partying behavior which is mixed with less frequent phases of physically destructive behavior. Regardless, Hank and Carly love each other, Hank who would admit to himself that he enjoys the fact that other men find Carly attractive, which is partly why he allows her to act the way she does in public. In turn, they mutually love their now two teenaged daughters, Alex and Becky. Reassigned from their two year posting in Hawaii largely due to the ruckus Carly has caused there, they are next sent to Alabama, the base under the command of Vince Johnson, his wife, Vera Johnson, wh
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Tony Richardson
Production: Orion Home Video
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min

well, now, it takes

more than a robin

to make the winter go

and it takes

two lips of fire

to melt away the snow

well, it takes

two hearts a-cookin'

to make a fire grow

and, baby

you've got what it takes

you know it takes

a lot of kissing

to make a romance sweet

ooh, it takes

a lot of lovin'

to make my life complete

and it takes a lot of woman

to knock me off my feet

and, baby

you've got what it takes

I said hmm

uh-huh hmm

you know you've got

just what it takes

because it takes more

than an effort

to stay away from you

it'd take more

than a lifetime

to prove that I'll be true

but it takes

somebody special

to make me say I do

and, baby

you've got what it takes

what's down there?

Probably just whales, sir.

Take it down.

But, sir-

Take it down!

Yes, major marshall.

Uh, sir, isn't that your-

Yeah. Beautiful,

isn't she?


Major marshall.


B44682, bradford.

B11567, hall.


Over here.

What the hell are you

gonna do about your wife?

Is the colonel concerned

about my wife, sir?

She's a disgrace to the army

and she's endangering your job.

My job, sir, is to evaluate

radiation hazards to united

states army personnel.

My wife's not enlisted.

Why doesn't the colonel concern

himself with the men who are...

Rather than the mammaries

of women who are not?

That's very close

to insubordination, marshall.

It'll be noted along

with all the other incidents.

Very good, sir.

Don't make any waves, marshall.

I don't like waves.

Very good, sir.

The guest officers

from nato are visiting, sir.

caro, caro.

Hello, baby.

This is yves.

Yves is from France.

This is my husband.

Bonjour, major.

You have a very lovely home and

a very beautiful mademoiselle.

Thank you. I'm glad you have

a chance to see the average

american housewife in action.

Gentlemen, I think

we must go now and

prepare for dinner.

No, don't go.


Make them stay.

Please stay.

Really, we must go.

Bonsoir, monsieur.



Hasta la vista.

Hasta la vista.

Au revoir.


Auf wiedersehen.


Ciao. Au revoir.


Why you want

to spoil my party?

You went too far today.

Half the people on this base

saw you at the beach.

Oh, jesus christ.

Brigitte bardot strips

for millions, she's a goddess.

I sunbathe topless

and I'm a scandal.

You're not brigitte

bardot, remember?

What's the matter?

I don't make you happy?

Come on, have a drink.

You'll feel better.

I'd feel better

if I didn't have to worry

about you screwing around.

I've been good

for two years.

That's not

what it seemed like

this afternoon.

I've got a severe

radiation leak on site.

The colonel is

looking for any excuse

to discredit me.


I sure gave him two good ones

today, didn't I?

Well, yes, you did.

Where are the children?

At the cinema, mi amore.

Well, pack up your

old kit bag, pal.

You're alabamy bound.

Don't worry about it, bob.

I'm tired of paradise.

You know, this transfer

didn't come out of nowhere.

Anawalt was not happy

you filed that report

with the a.E.C.

Neither was I,

but so it goes

in this man's army.

Uh, carly's from somewhere

down south, isn't she?

Yes. Virginia.

Well, maybe she'd be

a little happier

closer to home.

She ran away from home, bob.

She likes paradise.

Mom will never make it.

Oh, yes,

of course she will.

It's her, daddy.


What do you think?

of course you'll make new

friends, honey. You always do.

As soon as we get there,

we'll go looking...

For the most beautiful

southern belle doll.

Maybe we'll find

a scarlet o'hara.

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