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This Above All (1942)

 -  Drama | Romance | War  -  12 May 1942 (USA)
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Although she comes from an aristocratic family, beautiful Prudence Cathaway defies convention by joining the WAAFs and becoming romantically involved with an AWOL soldier.

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Clive Briggs
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Prudence Cathaway
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Monty
Henry Stephenson ...
General Cathaway
Nigel Bruce ...
Ramsbottom
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Iris Cathaway
Philip Merivale ...
Dr. Roger Cathaway
Sara Allgood ...
Waitress
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Rector
Queenie Leonard ...
Violet Worthing
Melville Cooper ...
Wilbur
Jill Esmond ...
Nurse Emily Harvey
Holmes Herbert ...
Dr. Mathias
Denis Green ...
Dr. Ferris
Arthur Shields ...
Chaplain
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Storyline

Aristocratic Prudence Cathaway shocks her family by enlisting in the WAFs. After enlisting, a fellow WAF sets her up on a blind date with handsome, but moody Clive Briggs. Prudence learns Clive is a deserter, but still loves him and senses he'll eventually prove himself a patriot. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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He's lost his belief in everything but love.

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Drama | Romance | War

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12 May 1942 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on September 14, 1942 with Tyrone Power reprising his film role. See more »

Quotes

Prudence Cathaway: [referring to Britain's involvement in the War] It's too late to doubt or question. We're in it now, and we've got to go on!
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References Crime Over London (1936) See more »

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Loch Lomond
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Traditional
Played as dance music at the pub
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Old-fashioned romance but preachy
8 May 2002 | by (Phoenix, AZ) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed the old-fashioned values. There were a few moments where 'the director's agenda was showing" and it became very preachy. but overall, it was an interesting old film. Joan Fontaine looked radiant - Tyrone's handsome dark looks transported us back to a time long ago and far away.


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