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This Above All (1942)

Approved | | Drama , Romance , War | 12 May 1942 (USA)
Although she comes from an aristocratic family, beautiful Prudence Cathaway defies convention by joining the WAAFs and becoming romantically involved with an AWOL soldier.

Director:

Anatole Litvak

Writers:

Eric Knight (novel), R.C. Sherriff (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyrone Power ... Clive Briggs
Joan Fontaine ... Prudence Cathaway
Thomas Mitchell ... Monty
Henry Stephenson ... General Cathaway
Nigel Bruce ... Ramsbottom
Gladys Cooper ... Iris Cathaway
Philip Merivale ... Dr. Roger Cathaway
Sara Allgood ... Waitress
Alexander Knox ... Rector
Queenie Leonard ... Violet Worthing
Melville Cooper ... Wilbur
Jill Esmond ... Nurse Emily Harvey
Holmes Herbert ... Dr. Mathias
Denis Green Denis Green ... Dr. Ferris
Arthur Shields ... Chaplain
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Storyline

Aristocratic Prudence Cathaway shocks her family by enlisting in the WAFs. After enlisting, a fellow WAF sets her up on a blind date with handsome, but moody Clive Briggs. Prudence learns Clive is a deserter, but still loves him and senses he'll eventually prove himself a patriot. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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He's lost his belief in everything but love.

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Âmes rebelles See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Appearing in this film are no fewer than twenty performers who appeared in at least one of the Sherlock Holmes movies with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, including Nigel Bruce who played Ramsbottom. See more »

Quotes

Prudence Cathaway: If anyone asks me what England is, he robs me of an answer because what it is can't be spoken about. If you do it's like tearing apart a flower to analyse it.
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Connections

References Crime Over London (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Keep the Home Fires Burning
(uncredited)
Music By Ivor Novello
Lyrics by Lena Guilbert Ford
Sung by those at the pub
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Joan and Tyrone! play it again, Sam! Please!
19 September 2009 | by ericashleysingsSee all my reviews

I find that the movie channels are playing the same"classics" over and over again. Can it be that we are running out of old films? I find that hard to believe? I see now that TCM is starting to present films from 1970 as "classics" AMC started doing that about 10 years ago, and frankly I stopped watching the channel.Surely there are so many we can view between 1927 and 1960 that have never been seen on TV. Which brings me to my comments on "This Above All" Very simply put, I saw this beautiful film when I was oh, maybe 15 years old and already a film buff. It was on the 4:30 movie on Channel 4(NYC) in the late 60's/ early 70's . I was very touched by the film even then..I am hoping TCM plays it. It would be a long time coming...


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