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Marine hero Al Schmid is blinded in battle and returns home to be rehabilitated. He readjusts to his civilian life with the help of his soon to be wife.

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Ruth Hartley
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Jim Merchant
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Virginia Pfeiffer
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Ella Mae Merchant
Ann E. Todd ...
Loretta Merchant (as Ann Todd)
Warren Douglas ...
Kebabian
Don McGuire ...
Bill aka Irish
Tom D'Andrea ...
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Mark Stevens ...
Ainslee (as Stephen Richards)
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Johnny Rivers
Moroni Olsen ...
Capt. Burroughs
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Storyline

Married couple Jim & Ella Merchant set up their single friend Al Schmid on a blind date with Ruth Hartley. The two hit it off and begin dating. A welder, one day at the workplace, Al learns of a friend's enlistment in the Marine Corps and decides to join himself. Al and Ruth have a last date, with Al insisting that she forget about him as he is about to go into combat. However, when Ruth goes to meet his departure train, he is overjoyed and gives her an engagement ring. Assigned to Guadalcanal, Al and his squad are tasked with preventing the Japanese from breaching their line. During a night attack, many of his fellow Marines are slain, but Al ends up single-handedly saving the day, killing scores of Japanese. However, he is wounded by a suicide bomber near the end of the the battle. At the hospital, Al learns that he is blind, a condition that persists even after surgery. Feeling sorry for himself, he dictates a letter to a nurse, informing Ruth that he is relieving her of any ... Written by Jon C. Hopwood

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24 August 1945 (USA)  »

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Uma Luz nas Trevas  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Trivia

"Academy Award Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on June 15, 1946 with John Garfield reprising his film role. See more »

Goofs

When Al and the Merchants are gathered around the radio listening to the news flash about Pearl Harbor, none of the tubes in the radio are lit up - the radio is obviously not turned on and nothing would be heard. See more »

Quotes

Al Schmid: Probably see a lot more action before this is over.
Lee Diamond: Looks that way. My arm's comin' along good now.
Al Schmid: Funny... sittin' around thinkin' of you landing on a beachhead again.
Lee Diamond: When I hit the beach, I'll mark the first nip for you, Al.
Al Schmid: [Bitterly] Get him in the eyes! Right in the eyes!
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Soundtracks

U.S. Marine Corps Hymn
(1868) (uncredited)
(also called "The Marines' Hymn")
Music by Jacques Offenbach from "Geneviève de Brabant"
Played often in the score
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All Wars are Hell!
4 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a great film Classic from the 40's and well produced. There are very dramatic scenes in this film with John Garfield,(Al Schmid),"Force of Evil",'48 and Dane Clark,(Lee Diamond),"Last Rites",'88, fighting the Japs during WWII being completely surrounded and with only one machine-gun. When Al Schmid was able to go home after being wounded with a horrible injury, his problems just started to begin with his family and engaged girl friend. Dane Clark gave an outstanding supporting role as Lee Diamond, who did everything to help his buddy Al get his life together again. There is never a complete victory to War and lets not forget all the Brave Wounded Military personnel in Veterans Hospitals from All the Wars and our present Iraq Vets!


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