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So Proudly We Hail! (1943)

Passed | | Drama, Romance, War | 6 November 1943 (Mexico)
A group of nurses returning from the war in the Phillippines recall their experiences in combat and in love.

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Kansas
Mary Servoss ...
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Ling Chee (as Dr. Hugh Ho Chang)
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A group of U.S. Army nurses leaves San Francisco for their tour of duty in Hawaii in December 1941. The attack on Pearl Harbor changes their destination, and their lives. Sent to Bataan, in the Philippines, the nurses are led by Lt. Janet Davidson. She is faced with untested nurses who expected an easy time in Honolulu, but who quickly become battle-weary veterans dealing with daily bombardments by the Japanese, overwhelmed by the numbers of wounded, and dwindling supplies. Some of "Davey's" unit also have to deal with romantic entanglements with men they met onboard ship. When Bataan falls, the American forces flee to the offshore island of Corregidor, where they find the Japanese assault just as intense. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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The first great Love Story of our women at the fighting front!

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Drama | Romance | War

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Considered one of the centerpieces of the MCA/Paramount Film Library, its initial television broadcast took place in Omaha Sunday 30 November 1958 on KETV (Channel 7), followed by Seattle 8 April 1959 on KIRO (Channel 7), by Philadelphia 11 April 1959 on WCAU (Channel 10), by Chicago 30 May 1959 on WBBM (Channel 2), by Lowell, Massachusetts 11 July 1959 on WBZ (Channel 4), by Minneapolis 6 August 1959 on WTCN (Channel 11), by Detroit in 2 parts 24-25 September 1959 on WJBK (Channel 2), by Phoenix 21 November 1959 on KVAR (Channel 12), by Ashevile, North Carolina 22 November 1959 on WLOS (Channel 13), by Johnstown 7 December 1959 on WJAC (Channel 6), and finally by New York City 2 January 1960 on WCBS (Channel 2). It was released to DVD 22 May 2007 as part of the Universal Cinema Classic Series, and since that time has also enjoyed occasional cable TV airings on Turner Classic Movies. See more »

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Kansas: I never catch a cold.
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Spoofed in The Carol Burnett Show: Episode #4.12 (1970) See more »

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California, Here I Come
(1924) (uncredited)
Music by Joseph Meyer
In the score when the ship leaves for home
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Classic War Film with Great Women Actors
16 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

During WW II everyone in America joined forces to fight against Japan and Germany. This film clearly portrays the great efforts of the Military Nurses who helped the wounded and even gave their lives in order to bring Victory for the USA. Claudette Colbert,(Lt. Janet Davidson),"It Happened One Night",'34, spread herself very thin trying to support the nurses and the soldiers in the hospitals. Paulette Goddard,(Lt. Joan O'Doul),"Reap the Wild Wind",'42 gave an outstanding supporting role while under constant bombing from the Japanese Zero planes. Veronica Lake,(Lt. Oliva D'Arcy)," I Married a Witch",42 surprised everyone in the Nurses Unit with her great act of love and service to her country. Veronica Lake in real life had a short lived career and was not truly appreciated for her great acting abilities. This 1943 War picture clearly shows the horror of War and the results which live forever in our hearts and souls, especially the Veterans who are wounded and living in the Veteran's hospitals even TODAY.


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