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The Purple Heart (1944)

 -  Drama | History | War  -  23 February 1944 (USA)
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This is the story of the crew of a downed bomber, captured after a run over Tokyo, early in the war. Relates the hardships the men endure while in captivity, and their final humiliation: ... See full summary »

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This is the story of the crew of a downed bomber, captured after a run over Tokyo, early in the war. Relates the hardships the men endure while in captivity, and their final humiliation: being tried and convicted as war criminals. Written by Buxx Banner <buxx572@aol.com>

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An EPIC SAGE of RAW COURAGE!(original ad - many caps) See more »

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23 February 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Corazón púrpura  »

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Excerpts from two poems are recited in this film. They are "The Boys" by Oliver Wendell Holmes and "How Do I Love Thee-Let Me Count the Ways" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. See more »

Goofs

There should be a solid red circle inside the white star on the insignia on the fuselage of the B-25 "Mrs. Murphy". The insignia shown was not adopted until June, 1942, two months after the Doolittle Raid. See more »

Quotes

Title Card: "Let it be known that he who wears the military order of the purple heart has given of his blood in the defense of his homeland and shall forever be revered by his fellow countrymen." - Geo. Washington, General and Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, Aug. 7 1782
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The Battle Hymn of the Republic
Music by William Steffe
Lyrics by Julia Ward Howe
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American pilots in Japanese prison during WWII
14 October 1998 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

A grim, down-beat story of downed American pilots in captivity during the early years of WWII. An outstanding cast, high-lighted by the off-beat casting of Don Barry as one of the pilots forced to undergo torture. A truly great movie, this one is a bit depressing at times.


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