Col. Jessup (Susan Sarandon), an American military nurse, presents a case for a bronze medal with Valor to a military hearing. She tells her story of being taken prisoner in the Phillipines by the Japanese during WWII. Having survived a death march from Bataan Col. Jessup is put into a POW camp run by the enemy. She and her fellow prisoners struggle for survival, working 14 hour days with limited food and no medical supplies. After almost three years the prisoners are liberated by American forces. Written by
In the Phillipines, 1942, a group of American Army nurses survived the horrors of war. The real battle was the terror and abuse of enemy captivity. This is a story of their courage and triumph.
Did You Know?
According to a review in the New York Times, this tele-movie was "designed as a tribute to the 104 courageous Army and Navy nurses who fell prisoner to the Japanese in the Philippines" during World War II. See more
I'm Waiting for Ships That Never Come In
Written by Jack Yellen
and Abe Olman
Performed by Eddy Arnold
Courtesy of RCA Records See more