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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.

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Audrey Hilton
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Dr. 'Tubby' Forster
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John Wesley Beaven
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Winifred Bane
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Dr. William Cunningham
Victor Varconi ...
Dr. LaFerriere
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Bill Anderson
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Andrew Abbott
Elisabeth Risdon ...
Mrs. Cunningham
Steve Pendleton ...
Lawrence Carpenter
Billy Cook ...
Johnny Merkle
William Pawley ...
Mr. Merkle
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Mrs. Riley
Philip Ahn ...
Dr. Fung
Ya-Ching Lee ...
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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.

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IS THERE ROOM FOR LOVE IN A DOCTOR'S LIFE? (original poster-all caps) See more »

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Drama | War

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27 October 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le souffle de la vie  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Trivia

Lamour's raised-in-China character is named Hilton. Presumably this is a hat-tip to James Hilton, whose own set-in-China novel, "Lost Horizon," had been filmed two years earlier. 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 »

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