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Identity Unknown (1945)

Approved | | Drama, War | 2 April 1945 (USA)
A soldier survives a bombing in which his three fellow soldiers were killed. When he recovers he discovers he has amnesia, and since his companions' bodies were burned beyond recognition, ... See full summary »

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Roger Pryor ...
Rocks Donnelly
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Toddy Loring
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Wanda
Ian Keith ...
Major Williams
John Forrest ...
Joe Granowski
Sarah Padden ...
Mrs. Anderson (as Sara Padden)
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Mr. Anderson
Frank Marlowe ...
Frankie
Harry Tyler ...
Harry Parker
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Col. F.A. Marlin
Charles Williams ...
Auctioneer
Charles Jordan ...
Needles--Rocks' Henchman
Dick Scott ...
Spike--Rocks' Henchman
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A soldier survives a bombing in which his three fellow soldiers were killed. When he recovers he discovers he has amnesia, and since his companions' bodies were burned beyond recognition, the army doesn't know which one of the four he is. He goes AWOL and searches out the families of the three dead soldiers, hoping to find out his own identity. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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HAVE I THE RIGHT TO LOVE? (original print ad-all caps)

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Drama | War

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When Johnny is arrested at the railway station, he tells Sally to take the truck back to the Andersons. However, she has just arrived on the train and would not know their address. See more »

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My Old Kentucky Home
(uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
Sung by soldiers on the train
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A soldier with amnesia goes awol, searching for his identity.
19 December 2004 | by (Oslo, Norway) – See all my reviews

Right after WW2, Johnny finds himself on a hospital ship heading for home. There is only one problem; he doesn't remember who he is or where he comes from.

He was injured when defending a house completely surrounded by German troops together with three fellow soldiers, As the house was bombed the others perished whilst Johnny was wounded and in the process lost his memory.

Back in the states he goes awol, seeking out the families of the four men trapped in that house.

An OK 40's movie, but it does have some slight problems with logic in the script. The army doesn't know which of the four men survived, yet the families he visits all seem to know that their husband/father/son/brother has been killed; The army told them.


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