G.I. Nick Blake, a never charged con man in his pre-military life, has just received an honorable discharge from the army on medical reasons. Rather than return to his old life, he plans to... See full summary »
Laura is a nurse at the Front in World War I. She meets and falls for a young flyer named Geoffrey. On his first mission, Geoffrey is shot down and taken to the hospital where Laura works. ... See full summary »
At the outbreak of the World War, American women from all walks of life join a volunteer nursing outfit in France. Some volunteer out of a sense of duty while others travel to France because that's where all the men are. The nurses are surrounded by death and disease and must sacrifice their own comfort and safety in service of the wounded men who need them. The soldiers, so far from home and facing an uncertain future, are desperate for female companionship, but not necessarily the kind of romance the nurses are hoping for. Pretty young Joy hits it off with Robin, a fellow New Yorker, while no-nonsense Barbara tries to fend off the advances of Wally, a cocksure young flier. Joy's wartime romance takes an unexpected turn, with serious consequences, and Barbara reconsiders her romantic notions when Wally is sent on a dangerous mission.Written by
Loretta Young was replaced by Anita Page midway through filming, which led to her scenes being deleted and re-shot. Young can briefly be seen in a long shot. See more »
Set during World War I (1914 - 1918), at about 30 minutes into the movie, there is a scene where Robert Montgomery lands his plane and approaches some fellow pilots who are talking nearby. As they talk, contemporary 1920s vehicles can be seen passing on a distant road (at the upper left of the screen, over Robert Montgomery's shoulder). See more »
You know girls, I was always told it would be disgraceful to see a man undress.
Well, I've watched so many naked men lately that I'm ready to go live with the eskimos. They only undress once a year!
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This movie really will tung at your heart strings and make you tear up. It really is a touching movie. Anita Page, one of Golden Era Hollywood beauties is one of the best actresses I have seen. Beautiful yet not self-contained. It seems she could play any role, drama seems to be her specialty, she could move you in any role but this one takes the cake. The whole cast plays their role beautifully. Anita Page plays Joy Meadows, the beautiful but naive young lady who ends up the worse of all of the ladies but don't deserve it. June Walker as Babs is a natural. Marie Prevost as Rosalie, add spice and sense of humor to the movie. All the ladies cry together, laugh, suffer, they really grow up together as well. I believe "Cry Havoc" starring Ann Sothern, Margarent Sullivan and Joan Blondell was a remake of War Nurses, even though it was a good try, War Nurses is better. War Nurses didn't hold back anything being made in the pre-code era. If your looking for a good movie, this it it. Turner Classic Movies run it often.
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