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The Eve of St. Mark (1944)

Passed | | War, Drama | 22 May 1944 (USA)
Hometown boy Quizz West (William Eythe) is one of fewer than 19,000 draftees in 1940. After being familiarized with his fiancée Janet and him, we find Quizz at a gun position fighting off ... See full summary »

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Janet Feller
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Pvt. Quizz West
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Pvt. Thomas Mulveroy
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Ruth Nelson ...
Nell West
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Deckman West
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Lill Bird
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Sal Bird
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Sgt. Ruby
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Pvt. Carter
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Sgt. Kriven
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Zip West
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Hometown boy Quizz West (William Eythe) is one of fewer than 19,000 draftees in 1940. After being familiarized with his fiancée Janet and him, we find Quizz at a gun position fighting off the Japanese along the Philippine shoreline. The situation becomes hopeless for Quizz and his fellow gunners and it's either flee or hold their positions and provide cover for escapees. To make his decision, Quizz communes with his mother and Janet through the medium of dreams. Written by John Paul FD Morris

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TENSE EMOTIONAL DRAMA! (original print ad-all caps) See more »

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22 May 1944 (USA)  »

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Maxwell Anderson's The Eve of St. Mark  »

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According to his daughter, Victoria, "Eve of St Mark" was one of Vincent Price's personal favorites of his film performances. See more »

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Edited into The Unauthorized Hagiography of Vincent Price (2014) See more »

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28 March 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This much underrated and little shown movie is up there with the best of the WW2 morale boosters and truly deserves to be better known. Unlike many mawkish and sentimental American movies about the sacrifices made by America in WW2, this film is genuinely uplifting and soul stirring and manages to do so by some superbly poetic speeches made by several cast members, who delivered poetic stanzas as though Olivier and Barrymore were watching. Vincent Price- who as a Southern "aristocrat" has never been better IMHO, quotes readily from Shakespeare and does so without making the viewer feel embarrassed or uncomfortable. His role is that of charm personified and he carries it off perfectly. At other times the dialogue is snappy and amusing and the movies use of many outside locations gives it an added dimension that, along with the dialogue, demands the viewer's constant attention. This is a movie to keep and enjoy. I will !


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