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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

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The only non-Best Picture Oscar nominee that year to be nominated for Best Editing. See more »

Quotes

Prudence Cathaway: [to Aunt Iris] When you and Uncle Wilfred talk, I seem to hear words oozing from the holes of a moth eaten sofa.
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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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Good books make good films^^
10 November 2009 | by krisztike099See all my reviews

Wow..it's a quite old movie but it's very beautiful^^ I love its romantic story and the cast was pretty good. The film is based on a superb book: Eric Knight-This Above All. It's a greatly composed philosophic-romantic story.I think if you liked the movie, you should read this book! It's one of my favorite books,I simply love it^^ You will be much poorer in feelings, if you don't read this book... And thank you for the quotes...I think the book contains some more.. and more memorable^^ By the way,does anyone know where I could find it in English? I've been searching for it on the internet, but i've found it nowhere...:(


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