The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944)

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This film focuses on Corydon M. Wassell, a real-life country doctor from Arkansas. When America enters WWII, Dr. Wassell is shipped to Japan. After the battle of Macassar, Wassell is ordered to leave the area immediately. However, the doctor disobeys his commands, staying behind to care for ten seriously-wounded men.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Drama
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Paramount Pictures

Cast

Edith Barrett
as Mother of Little English Boy
Ann Doran
as Praying Woman
Michael Lally
as Civilian
Gary Cooper
as Dr. Corydon M. Wassell
George Macready
as Capt. Blaen
Stanley Ridges
as Cmdr. Bill Goggins
Yvonne De Carlo
as Native Girl
Laraine Day
as Madeleine
Paul Kelly
as Murdock
Signe Hasso
as Bettina
Hugh Beaumont
as Adm. Hart's Aide
Frank Puglia
as Javanese Temple Guide
Dennis O'Keefe
as Benjamin 'Hoppy' Hopkins
Lester Matthews
as Dr. Ralph Wayne
Harvey Stephens
as Captain in Charge of Evacuation
Ron Randell
as Passenger
Richard Loo
as Dr. Wei
Philip Ahn
as Ping
Victor Varconi
as Capt. Ryk
Carl Esmond
as Lt. Dirk Van Daal
William Severn
as Little English Boy
Roy Gordon
as Commander
Anthony Caruso
as Pharmacist's Mate
Irving Bacon
as Missionary
Elliott Reid
as `Andy' Anderson
Jo Gilbert
as Head Nurse
Catherine Craig
as Mrs. Wayne
Sarah Edwards
as Passenger
Sam Flint
as Passenger Janssen
Edmund MacDonald
as Rear Admiral's Aide
Ludwig Donath
as Dr. Vranken
Morton Lowry
as Lt. Bainbridge
Minor Watson
as Rear Admiral, Australian
Frank Elliott
as English Doctor
Frank Lackteen
as Javanese Conductor
Frances Morris
as Passenger Janssen
Julia Faye
as Anne
Sven Hugo Borg
as Dutch Guard
Fred Kohler Jr.
as Bosun's Mate
George Eldredge
as Damage Control Officer
Hazel Keener
as Passenger Janssen
Edward Earle
as Officer
Stanley Price
as Sobbing Man
Joe Dominguez
as Javanese Orderly
Renny McEvoy
as Johnny
Si Jenks
as Arkansas Mail Carrier
James Courtney
as U.S. Sailor
Frank Wilcox
as Captain's Aide for Evacuation
Milton Kibbee
as Passenger Janssen
Jack Norton
as Man Passenger
Carol Thurston
as Tremartini
Russ Clark
as Chief Petty Officer
John Mylong
as Joyful Passenger
Forbes Murray
as Captain
Davison Clark
as Dr. Holmes
Rodd Redwing
as Javanese Orderly
Edward Howard
as U.S. Sailor
John Benson
as U.S. Sailor
Richard Nugent
as Capt. Carruthers
Edward Fielding
as Adm. Hart
Carlyle Blackwell
as American Marine
Buddy Messinger
as U.S. Sailor
Jack Luden
as Capt. Carruther's Driver
Ottola Nesmith
as Missionary's Wife
Ronnie Rondell
as Passenger
Luke Chan
as Chinese Coolie-Boatman
Sybil Merritt
as Javanese Girl
Eric Alden
as U.S. Sailor
Mary Currier
as English Woman
Ferdinand Schumann-Heink
as Ensign Watch Officer
Allan Ray
as Officer
Cecil Weston
as Passenger Janssen
Roque Espiritu
as Javanese Orderly
Joel Allen
as Kraus
Moy Ming
as Chinese Tea Vendor
Gus Glassmire
as Captain
James Cornell
as U.S. Sailor
Oie Chan
as Chinese Coolie's Wife
Edgar Caldwell
as U.S. Sailor
Robert Wilbur
as U.S. Sailor
Maxine Fife
as Woman Evacuee
Carla Boehm
as Woman Evacuee
Joe Bautista
as Javanese Orderly
Richard Barrett
as U.S. Sailor
Mike Kilian
as Boranetti
Gloria Dea
as Javanese Nurse
Ameda Lambert
as Woman Evacuee
Clint Dorrington
as U.S. Sailor
John Bogden
as U.S. Sailor
Melvin Francis
as Francis
Tony Cirillo
as U.S. Sailor
Maria Loredo
as Fat Javanese Girl
Loretta Luiz
as Pretty Javanese Girl
Yu Feng Sung
as Chinese Priest
Phyllis Perry
as Woman Evacuee
Marion de Sydow
as Woman Evacuee
Forrest Dickson
as Javanese Nurse
Geraldine Fisette
as Javanese Nurse
Reynold DuPont
as U.S. Sailor
Henry Kraft
as U.S. Sailor
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½

SINCERE, WELL MEANING WW2 FILM WITH A VERY GOOD PERFORMANCE BY GARY COOPER. NICE STORY, VERY MUCH PROPOGANDA BUT VERY INTERESTING. A BIT TOO DRAMATIC AT TIMES BUT A FINE FILM.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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