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The Purple Heart (1944)

Approved | | Drama, History, War | 23 February 1944 (USA)
A stock WW2 era drama which was produced for morale purposes.

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This is the story of the crew of a downed bomber, captured after a run over Tokyo, early in the war. Relates the hardships the men endure while in captivity, and their final humiliation: being tried and convicted as war criminals. Written by Buxx Banner <buxx572@aol.com>

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An EPIC SAGE of RAW COURAGE!(original ad - many caps) See more »

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Corazón púrpura  »

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This movie is considered a Second World War wartime propaganda film of the United States. See more »

Goofs

The captain of an Army-Air Force bomber would not use the phrase "abandon ship". This is a term a Naval Aviator or the captain of a ship might use. See more »

Quotes

Title Card: "Let it be known that he who wears the military order of the purple heart has given of his blood in the defense of his homeland and shall forever be revered by his fellow countrymen." - Geo. Washington, General and Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, Aug. 7 1782
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Referenced in A Century of Cinema (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

The Battle Hymn of the Republic
Music by William Steffe
Lyrics by Julia Ward Howe
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What would you do in their shoes?
9 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is a beautiful movie. The story is about what happens to the captured crew of an American Army Air Corps bomber in Japan during WWII.

The performances of the actors are excellent and deeply felt (remember that it was filmed during the war). Once you have watched the first 30 minutes, you must stay to learn their fate at the hands of the Japanese.


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