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Lewis Jacobs (original story and screenplay) and
Edith Martin (original story and screenplay)
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28 October 1944 (USA) See more »
A man recovers his lost memories when he is forced to relive events in his dreams. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
John Nesbitt ... Narrator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Morris Ankrum ... Doctor (uncredited)

Donald Curtis ... Jack Stuart (uncredited)

Peter Cushing ... Awakening Man (clip from 'Dreams') (archive footage) (uncredited)

Don DeFore ... Allan (uncredited)
Kay Medford ... Waitress (uncredited)
Robert Emmett O'Connor ... Diner Cook (uncredited)
Naomi Scher ... Nurse (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Burnford 
Writing credits
Lewis Jacobs (original story and screenplay) and
Edith Martin (original story and screenplay)

Produced by
John Nesbitt .... producer
Original Music by
Nathaniel Shilkret 
Cinematography by
Charles Edgar Schoenbaum (director of photography) (as Charles Schoenbaum)
Film Editing by
Harry Komer 
Art Direction by
Paul Youngblood 
Music Department
Albert Glasser .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"John Nesbitt's Passing Parade: Return from Nowhere" - USA (series title)
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10 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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This movie has a very young Don DeFore (uncredited) before he co-starred with Shirley Booth in the TV show Hazel.See more »
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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Lesser Entry from the Series, 9 May 2011
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Return from Nowhere (1944)

** (out of 4)

One of the weaker entries in MGM's Passing Parade series has Morris Ankrum playing a doctor who spends his days treating wounded soldiers who are suffering from memory loss. One soldier can't seem to remember his past but he does remember bits and pieces of dreams so the doctor tries to re-create these dreams so that the soldier can remember who he is. This is one of the most disappointing films I've seen in the John Nesbitt series because in the end it really doesn't get anything done. We're told that this doctor has worked with all sorts of people helping them get their memory back yet we only see the one case here and I can't say it impressed me too much. The experiment had the soldier dreaming of bacon and eggs so the next time he goes to sleep the doctor cooks bacon and eggs in his room. This is just one example of what happens here but in the end it just didn't add up to any sort of entertainment. Fans will notice a young Peter Cushing playing one of the people waking up from their dream but this is just footage lifted from an earlier Passing Parade short called DREAMS (which was also used in another PP short called THE WOMAN IN THE HOUSE).

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