6.8/10
26
1 critic

Disputed Passage (1939)

Passed | | Drama, War | 27 October 1939 (USA)
A doctor's medical studies are threatened by his infatuation with a Chinese girl. The girl returns to China, but complications ensue when she runs into him in Nanking during a Japanese bombing raid.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An attorney, engaged to an actress, gains acquittal for a wealthy playboy accused of manslaughter. The actress, anxious to play the lead in a production backed by the uncle of the playboy, ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton
Stars: Kent Taylor, Virginia Grey, Milburn Stone
Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

"Howdy" Nelson believes there is no such think as real love and that romance can be cooked up between any eligible persons (of the opposite sex.) He is so imbued with the idea that he has ... See full summary »

Director: George Archainbaud
Stars: James V. Kern, Charles Adler, George Kelly
Musical | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Pennsylvania, 1859. Railroad tycoon Brennan (Alan Hale) is muscling in on oil-drilling farmers, led by Peter Cortland (Randolph Scott). Cortland must try to save their oil business, while also saving his marriage to Sally (Irene Dunne).

Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Stars: Irene Dunne, Randolph Scott, Dorothy Lamour
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A nightclub dancer marries into society and has to contend with her jealous sister-in-law.

Director: Frank Borzage
Stars: Joan Crawford, Margaret Sullavan, Robert Young
Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Friends since childhood, two men are on opposite sides in a salmon fishing conflict.

Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: George Raft, Henry Fonda, Dorothy Lamour
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: James P. Hogan
Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Lew Ayres, Gilbert Roland
The Hurricane (1937)
Certificate: Passed Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A Polynesian sailor -- unjustly imprisoned after defending himself against a colonial bully -- is relentlessly persecuted by his island's martinet French governor.

Directors: John Ford, Stuart Heisler
Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Jon Hall, Mary Astor
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Country squire Henry Maurier is patient with his wife Emily, a neurotic invalid, but her brother surprises Henry with his young mistress Doris. The same night, Emily dies of her chronic ... See full summary »

Director: Zoltan Korda
Stars: Charles Boyer, Ann Blyth, Jessica Tandy
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Dick Heldar, a London artist, is gradually losing his sight. He struggles to complete his masterpiece, the portrait of Bessie Broke, a cockney girl, before his eyesight fails him.

Director: William A. Wellman
Stars: Ronald Colman, Walter Huston, Muriel Angelus
Stablemates (1938)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Sam Wood
Stars: Wallace Beery, Mickey Rooney, Arthur Hohl
Green Light (1937)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A brilliant young surgeon takes the blame for a colleague when a botched surgery causes a patient's death and buries himself at a wilderness research facility.

Director: Frank Borzage
Stars: Errol Flynn, Anita Louise, Margaret Lindsay
Big City (1937)
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

To avoid a taxi war, city officials blame a gang bombing on driver Joe Benton's wife Anna and put her on a ship to deport her. The mayor is speaker at a boxers' banquet where Joe pleads for... See full summary »

Directors: Frank Borzage, George B. Seitz
Stars: Spencer Tracy, Luise Rainer, Charley Grapewin
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Audrey Hilton
...
Dr. 'Tubby' Forster
...
John Wesley Beaven
...
Winifred Bane
...
Dr. William Cunningham
...
Dr. LaFerriere
...
Bill Anderson
...
Andrew Abbott
...
Mrs. Cunningham
...
Lawrence Carpenter (as Gaylord Pendleton)
Billy Cook ...
Johnny Merkle
William Pawley ...
Mr. Merkle
...
Mrs. Riley
Philip Ahn ...
Dr. Fung
Ya-Ching Lee ...
Aviatrix
Edit

Storyline

A doctor's medical studies are threatened by his infatuation with a Chinese girl. The girl returns to China, but complications ensue when she runs into him in Nanking during a Japanese bombing raid.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

"Love...marriage...give them up...they're not for we men of science! "(ORIGINAL PRINT AD) See more »

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 October 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le souffle de la vie  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. It was released on DVD 1 November 2016 as part of the Universal Vault Series. See more »

Goofs

Lamour and the Chinese actors variously speak Cantonese and Mandarin, but have no trouble understanding each other. (Though in fairness, this inattention to differences in foreign cultures was quite common back then.) See more »

Crazy Credits

The novel's author, Lloyd Douglas, appears briefly during the opening credits, writing a note telling us he approves of the adaptation and hopes we enjoy it. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?