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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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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
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Ramsbottom
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Iris Cathaway
Philip Merivale ...
Dr. Roger Cathaway
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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

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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References Crime Over London (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Old Soldiers Never Die
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Good books make good films^^
10 November 2009 | by (Hungary) – See all my reviews

Wow..it's a quite old movie but it's very beautiful^^ I love its romantic story and the cast was pretty good. The film is based on a superb book: Eric Knight-This Above All. It's a greatly composed philosophic-romantic story.I think if you liked the movie, you should read this book! It's one of my favorite books,I simply love it^^ You will be much poorer in feelings, if you don't read this book... And thank you for the quotes...I think the book contains some more.. and more memorable^^ By the way,does anyone know where I could find it in English? I've been searching for it on the internet, but i've found it nowhere...:(


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