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The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944)

The Story of Dr. Wassell





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This adventure is based on the true story of missionary doctor Dr. Corydon M. Wassell (Gary Cooper) who toiled first in China, then in Java as naval doctor during the onset of WW II. While stationed on the island, the Japanese invade and overrun the Allied front line. Wassell is ordered to leave all immobilized patients behind and evacuate. But Wassell disobeys and manages to heroically save the lives of nine wounded men.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Alan LeMay, James Hilton, Charles Bennett
On DVD: May 14, 1996
Paramount Pictures


Gary Cooper
as Dr. Corydon M. Wasse...
Laraine Day
as Madeleine
Signe Hasso
as Bettina
Dennis O'Keefe
as Benjamin 'Hoppy' Hop...
Carol Thurston
as Tremartini
Carl Esmond
as Lt. Dirk Van Daal
Paul Kelly
as Murdock
Elliott Reid
as `Andy' Anderson
Stanley Ridges
as Cmdr. Bill Goggins
Mike Kilian
as Boranetti
Lester Matthews
as Dr. Ralph Wayne
Ludwig Donath
as Dr. Vranken
Richard Loo
as Dr. Wei
Davison Clark
as Dr. Holmes
Richard Nugent
as Capt. Carruthers
Morton Lowry
as Lt. Bainbridge
George Macready
as Capt. Blaen
Victor Varconi
as Capt. Ryk
Edward Fielding
as Adm. Hart
Harvey Stephens
as Captain in Charge of...
Frank Wilcox
as Captain's Aide for E...
Minor Watson
as Rear Admiral, Austr...
Edmund MacDonald
as Rear Admiral's Aide
William Severn
as Little English Boy
Edith Barrett
as Mother of Little Eng...
Catherine Craig
as Mrs. Wayne
Frank Puglia
as Javanese Temple Guid...
Si Jenks
as Arkansas Mail Carrie...
Irving Bacon
as Missionary
Ottola Nesmith
as Missionary's Wife
Sybil Merritt
as Javanese Girl
Maria Loredo
as Fat Javanese Girl
Loretta Luiz
as Pretty Javanese Girl
Luke Chan
as Chinese Coolie-Boatm...
Oie Chan
as Chinese Coolie's Wif...
Yu Feng Sung
as Chinese Priest
Moy Ming
as Chinese Tea Vendor
Hugh Beaumont
as Adm. Hart's Aide
Roy Gordon
as Commander
Ferdinand Schumann-H...
as Ensign Watch Officer
Edward Earle
as Officer
Allan Ray
as Officer
Anthony Caruso
as Pharmacist's Mate
Sven Hugo Borg
as Dutch Guard
Frank Lackteen
as Javanese Conductor
Fred Kohler Jr.
as Bosun's Mate
Jack Luden
as Capt. Carruther's Dr...
George Eldredge
as Damage Control Offic...
Mary Currier
as English Woman
John Mylong
as Joyful Passenger
Ann Doran
as Praying Woman
Stanley Price
as Sobbing Man
Maxine Fife
as Woman Evacuee
Ameda Lambert
as Woman Evacuee
Carla Boehm
as Woman Evacuee
Phyllis Perry
as Woman Evacuee
Marion de Sydow
as Woman Evacuee
Gloria Dea
as Javanese Nurse
Forrest Dickson
as Javanese Nurse
Geraldine Fisette
as Javanese Nurse
Eric Alden
as U.S. Sailor
Richard Barrett
as U.S. Sailor
John Benson
as U.S. Sailor
John Bogden
as U.S. Sailor
Edgar Caldwell
as U.S. Sailor
Tony Cirillo
as U.S. Sailor
James Cornell
as U.S. Sailor
James Courtney
as U.S. Sailor
Clint Dorrington
as U.S. Sailor
Carlyle Blackwell
as American Marine
Reynold DuPont
as U.S. Sailor
Edward Howard
as U.S. Sailor
Henry Kraft
as U.S. Sailor
Buddy Messinger
as U.S. Sailor
Robert Wilbur
as U.S. Sailor
Yvonne De Carlo
as Native Girl
Jack Norton
as Man Passenger
Michael Lally
as Civilian
Sam Flint
as Passenger Janssen
Jo Gilbert
as Head Nurse
Milton Kibbee
as Passenger Janssen
Hazel Keener
as Passenger Janssen
Cecil Weston
as Passenger Janssen
Frances Morris
as Passenger Janssen
Frank Elliott
as English Doctor
Rodd Redwing
as Javanese Orderly
Roque Espiritu
as Javanese Orderly
Joe Dominguez
as Javanese Orderly
Ronnie Rondell
as Passenger
Joe Bautista
as Javanese Orderly
Russ Clark
as Chief Petty Officer
Sarah Edwards
as Passenger
Ron Randell
as Passenger
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