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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 overview, first billed only:
Prudence Cathaway
General Cathaway
Iris Cathaway
Philip Merivale ...
Dr. Roger Cathaway
Violet Worthing
Nurse Emily Harvey
Dr. Mathias
Denis Green ...
Dr. Ferris


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.


Drama | Romance | War


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Release Date:

12 May 1942 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Appearing in this film are no fewer than twenty performers who appeared in at least one of the Sherlock Holmes movies with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, including Nigel Bruce who played Ramsbottom. See more »


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 »


Loch Lomond
Played as dance music at the pub
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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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