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We've Never Been Licked (1943)

Approved  |   |  Action, Drama, Romance  |  30 August 1943 (USA)
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WWII morale film for Texas A&M graduates fighting overseas. Young Brad Craig (Langton) enters the military school with a chip on his shoulder which Mitchum and other upperclassmen quickly ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Richard Quine ...
Brad Craig
Anne Gwynne ...
Nina Lambert
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Cyanide Jenkins
Martha O'Driscoll ...
Deede Dunham
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Traveling Salesman
Edgar Barrier ...
Nishikawa
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Panhandle Mitchell
Bill Stern ...
Bill Stern-Announcer
Mantan Moreland ...
Willie
Worth Crouch ...
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Alfredo DeSa ...
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Samuel S. Hinds ...
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WWII morale film for Texas A&M graduates fighting overseas. Young Brad Craig (Langton) enters the military school with a chip on his shoulder which Mitchum and other upperclassmen quickly knock off. Once adjusted, Craig falls in love with a professor's beautiful daughter, only to find she is in love with his roommate, played by Noah Beery. In the meantime, Craig associates with Japanese spies (including William Frawley of "I Love Lucy") bent on stealing a secret chemical compound being worked on a the University. But is he one of them, or a double agent for his country? Written by Scot Kibbe <scot.kibbe@capitol.tlc.texas.gov>

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Interesting bit of trivia
18 March 2006 | by (Texas, United States) – See all my reviews

I worked for years with Aggie Cinema and we used to show this movie to the incoming freshman at our outdoor theater, the Grove. Aggie Cinema is defunct, along with the Grove so I'm not sure if the freshman get to see this gem any more.

The interesting bit of trivia was that we were constantly trying to get decent copies of this film to show in the days long before movie restoration. We kept coming up empty handed. We later found out that Robert Mitchum had bought up most of the copies and burned them because he hated his performance. It was not a bad performance. This could have been a lost piece of film lore! Also, note the "mountains" in the scenes of College Station's countryside, which is rolling coastal plain.


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