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This Above All (1942)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, War | 12 May 1942 (USA)
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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Prudence Cathaway
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Monty
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General Cathaway
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Ramsbottom
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Iris Cathaway
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Dr. Roger Cathaway
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Waitress
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Rector
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Violet Worthing
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Wilbur
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Nurse Emily Harvey
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Dr. Mathias
Denis Green ...
Dr. Ferris
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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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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Donat, Laurence Olivier and Richard Greene were also considered for the role of Clive Briggs. See more »

Quotes

Clive Briggs: [Listening to the German bombardment] Don't worry. They're not going to waste bombs on a WAAF camp.
Prudence Cathaway: Why not?
Clive Briggs: My girl, don't you realize that a big bomb costs a thousand pounds? We could go around the world on the price of one bomb!
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Connections

References Crime Over London (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Loch Lomond
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Traditional
Played as dance music at the pub
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Joan and Tyrone! play it again, Sam! Please!
19 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I find that the movie channels are playing the same"classics" over and over again. Can it be that we are running out of old films? I find that hard to believe? I see now that TCM is starting to present films from 1970 as "classics" AMC started doing that about 10 years ago, and frankly I stopped watching the channel.Surely there are so many we can view between 1927 and 1960 that have never been seen on TV. Which brings me to my comments on "This Above All" Very simply put, I saw this beautiful film when I was oh, maybe 15 years old and already a film buff. It was on the 4:30 movie on Channel 4(NYC) in the late 60's/ early 70's . I was very touched by the film even then..I am hoping TCM plays it. It would be a long time coming...


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