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The White Cliffs of Dover (1944)

Passed  -  Drama | Romance | War  -  June 1944 (USA)
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London based American nurse, Lady Susan Ashwood née Dunn, is at the hospital awaiting the imminent arrival of injured soldiers. She is hoping that her enlisted son, Sir John Ashwood II, who... See full summary »

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Susan Ashwood
Alan Marshal ...
Sir John Ashwood
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John Ashwood II as a Boy
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Hiram Porter Dunn
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Sam Bennett
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Colonel Walter Forsythe
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Nanny
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Lady Jean Ashwood
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John Ashwood II as a Young Man
John Warburton ...
Reggie Ashwood
Jill Esmond ...
Rosamund
Brenda Forbes ...
Gwennie
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Mrs. Bland
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London based American nurse, Lady Susan Ashwood née Dunn, is at the hospital awaiting the imminent arrival of injured soldiers. She is hoping that her enlisted son, Sir John Ashwood II, who resembles his father both in appearance and temperament, is not among those injured. As she waits, she remembers back to WWI when her husband, Sir John Ashwood I, was enlisted, and the waiting she endured on any news from and about him while he was away in battle. From a humble background, Sue almost didn't meet Sir John let alone marry him as she and her father, Hiram Dunn, the publisher of a small daily newspaper, were only in London in April 1914 on a two week vacation - her first ever trip - that was not going very well when by happenstance she got invited on her last day in London to the king's ball, where Sir John was awaiting the arrival of another young woman with who he was supposed to keep company for the evening. Despite being mutually attracted to each other, the patriotic Sue didn't ... Written by Huggo

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The greatest love story of our time! It will live forever in your heart! MGM's greatest triumph!

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Trivia

"Academy Award Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on September 18, 1946 with Irene Dunne reprising her film role. See more »

Quotes

[Of Susan.]
Susan Dunn's landlady: Such a nice young thing. Not a bit like an American.
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Referenced in Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Kunstlerleben (Artist's Life), Op.316
(1867) (uncredited)
Written by Johann Strauß
First waltz played at the ball
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British -USA relations
29 December 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie telecast recently on TCM was one of many made to promote better relations between the ordinary people of Britain and the USA. Michael Korda claims in his book that his father, Sir Alexander Korda was sent to Hollywood by Churchill, before the USA entered the war, with a mission to persuade his movie mogul friends to make movies with pro British themes. By the time this movie was released,there was a large build up of US service personnel in the UK in preparation for invasion of Europe and resentment towards the GI's was not uncommon. For many of todays viewers it may seem to be a little over the top. Howerver it is a classic, if for the only reason, it was our first glimpse of the fabulous Liz Taylor.


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