The Story of Dr. Wassell Movie Review 1944

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Courageous true story of Corydon M. Wassell (Cooper), who won the Navy Cross for humanitarianism in WWII. Stationed in Java when the Japanese overrun the island, Wassell's placed in charge of evacuating the wounded. When he learns that stretcher cases must be left behind, he disobeys orders to rescue some badly wounded soldiers and get them to safety. (Naturally, there has to be some romance, so Cooper's paired with Day as a Red Cross nurse). Based on the book by James Hilton.


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Available on VHS
Running time 137 minutes.

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World War II, True Stories, Doctors & Nurses, Island Fare, Rescue Missions, Biopics: Science/Medical, Books to Film: James Hilton
Charles Bennett, Alan LeMay
Gary Cooper, Laraine Day, Signe Hasso, Dennis O'Keefe, Carol Thurston, Carl Esmond, Stanley Ridges, Paul Kelly, Elliott Reid, Philip Ahn, Barbara Britton
Victor Milner
Cecil B. DeMille
Victor Young
Cecil B. DeMille, Paramount Pictures

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