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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
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
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Wilbur
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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

Iris Cathaway: It's none of my business, but if you want my opinion, Prudence is not behaving in a manner befitting her position. Yesterday afternoon, she took Bert Higgins, the gardener, for a drive in her car, instead of attending Lord Everton's charity party.
Dr. Roger Cathaway: Bert Higgins is convalescing. I took out his appendix last month.
Iris Cathaway: That doesn't confer special privileges.
Dr. Roger Cathaway: I remember taking out Lord Everton's appendix a year ago. Do you know it was exactly like Bert's?
Iris Cathaway: That's a ridiculous argument. We don't shake ...
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References Crime Over London (1936) See more »

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Loch Lomond
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Played as dance music at the pub
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A great film
28 January 2002 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderfully acted, compelling love story set during WWII in England. Joan Fontaine's portrayal of an aristocratic woman who joins the WAAFS and falls in love with a deserter (Tyrone Power) is superb. She is beautiful, tender, courageous, and quite believable as Prudence. Her speech on what England means is eloquent and is one of the highlights of the film. Tyrone Power is awesome as Clive, too. Joan's character is steadfast in her love for Clive and the chemistry between Joan and Tyrone is wonderful. With the resurgence of patriotism in America this film should be shown more often on the movie channels. Maybe they will catch on soon. A not-to-missed film.


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