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In 1944, Capt. Josiah J. Newman is the doctor in charge of Ward 7, the neuropsychiatric ward, at an Army Air Corps hospital in Arizona. The hospital is under-resourced and Newman scrounges what he needs with the help of his inventive staff, especially Cpl. Jake Leibowitz. The military in general is only just coming to accept psychiatric disorders as legitimate and Newman generally has 6 weeks to cure them or send them on to another facility. There are many patients in the ward and his latest include Colonel Norville Bliss who has dissociated from his past; Capt. Paul Winston who is nearly catatonic after spending 13 months hiding in a cellar behind enemy lines; and 20 year-old Cpl. Jim Tompkins who is severely traumatized after his aircraft was shot down. Others come and go, including Italian prisoners of war, but Newman and team all realize that their success means the men will return to their units and combat. Written by
When Capt. Newman opens the champagne bottle in the Officers' Club, there is a "pop" when the cork is removed. However, when pouring the champagne into Lieut. Corum's and his glass, there are no bubbles then or when they drink from the glasses. The liquid has no "fizz" and is thus not a carbonated drink like champagne. See more »
I finally saw this movie for the first time and loved it. I laughed, smiles, cried and laughed again. Each actor in the move gave a superb performance. This is definitely a must see work of all the fine actors of that era. It was tough not to fall in love all over again with Gregory Peck and Angie Dickerson who were strong characters, coupled with excellent performances from Tony Curtis and Eddie Albert. The supporting cast were tremendous and each were superb in their own right. This is a movie I can watch time and time again. There are so many movies set during war time but this is one that leaves you wanting for more. I would highly recommend this be a movie to watch.
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