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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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Lt. Rosemary Larson
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Kansas
Mary Servoss ...
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Dr. Jose Bardia
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Dr. Harrison
Hugh Ho Chang ...
Ling Chee (as Dr. Hugh Ho Chang)
Mary Treen ...
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Kitty Kelly ...
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Helen Lynd ...
Lt. Elsie Bollenbacher
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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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6 November 1943 (Mexico)  »

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A Legião Branca  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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The film covers the World War II Battle of Bataan and the place Bataan which is a Central Luzon region province on Luzon island in the Philippines and occupies the whole of the Bataan Peninsula on the island. See more »

Quotes

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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Sweet Genevieve
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Music by Henry Tucker
Lyrics by George Cooper
Sung by Passengers on the troop ship
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To appreciate this film you have to keep it in context of its time
3 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film when it first came out. I liked it then and I like it now. Some argue that its a little too heavy on the patriotism. But if you remember it was made at a time when we weren't sure how the war would come out, the context keeps patriotism in perspective. Back then most everyone supported the war effort and the doubters kept their doubts to themselves. There were virtually no families without at least one member in the service and most of the non-service people worked in defense jobs. "So Proudly We Hail" was a timely film when it was made and 60+ years later its message is still relevant as an historical event.


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