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Soldiers in White (1942)

Approved | | Short, War | 7 February 1942 (USA)

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A young intern is drafted and placed in the Army Medical Corps as a buck private and is none too happy about it. Injured he is placed in the hospital and a Major comes by and explains how ... See full summary »

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Pvt. Johnny Allison
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Maj. Charles Anthony
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Nurse Ryan
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Young Medical Officer (as Michael Ames)
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A young intern is drafted and placed in the Army Medical Corps as a buck private and is none too happy about it. Injured he is placed in the hospital and a Major comes by and explains how army doctors make important advances in medical science. The private is inspired and promises to make a good soldier. He is even more inspired when a nurse becomes his superior officer. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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7 February 1942 (USA)  »

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Technicolor Specials (1941-1942 season) #2: Soldiers in White  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The column of troops marching out through the archway were from the 9th Infantry Regiment, part of the garrison at Fort Sam Houston. The 9th Infantry is the only regiment which traditionally marches with fixed bayonets. See more »

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The Star and Stripes Forever
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Music by John Philip Sousa
Played during the military parade at the end
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Typical early war propaganda.

Notable for handsome Technicolor, lovely young Eleanor Parker, and a large cast of future servicemen...many of whom probably never returned from the coming conflict. Stalwart character lead and sterling villain John Litel is top billed. William T. Orr has central role of spoiled, bratty intern upset to have his medical career interrupted by his being drafted into the Army Medical Corps. The action hinges on his reformation do to a history lesson about many contributions made to Medical science by Doctors serving in the field. The film is very smooth and solid (and the print shown on TCM is pristine). Some attempt is made to give the script some comedy and action....and the propaganda/ documentary elements are kept to a minimum 'til the last few moments. All in all a tidy curio of America (and Hollywood) putting on a brave face at a very dark hour.


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