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Disputed Passage (1939)

Passed | | Drama, War | 27 October 1939 (USA)
A doctor's medical studies are threatened by his infatuation with a Chinese girl. The girl returns to China, but complications ensue when she runs into him in Nanking during a Japanese bombing raid.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Audrey Hilton
... Dr. 'Tubby' Forster
... John Wesley Beaven
... Winifred Bane
... Dr. William Cunningham
... Dr. LaFerriere
... Bill Anderson
... Andrew Abbott
... Mrs. Cunningham
... Lawrence Carpenter (as Gaylord Pendleton)
Billy Cook ... Johnny Merkle
... Mr. Merkle
... Mrs. Riley
... Dr. Fung
Ya-Ching Lee ... Aviatrix
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A doctor's medical studies are threatened by his infatuation with a Chinese girl. The girl returns to China, but complications ensue when she runs into him in Nanking during a Japanese bombing raid.

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"Love...marriage...give them up...they're not for we men of science! "(ORIGINAL PRINT AD) See more »

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Drama | War

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27 October 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le souffle de la vie  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. It was released on DVD 1 November 2016 as part of the Universal Vault Series. See more »

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Lamour and the Chinese actors variously speak Cantonese and Mandarin, but have no trouble understanding each other. (Though in fairness, this inattention to differences in foreign cultures was quite common back then.) See more »

Crazy Credits

The novel's author, Lloyd Douglas, appears briefly during the opening credits, writing a note telling us he approves of the adaptation and hopes we enjoy it. See more »

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