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Identity Unknown (1945)

Approved | | Drama, War | 2 April 1945 (USA)
A soldier survives a bombing in which his three fellow soldiers were killed. When he recovers he discovers he has amnesia, and since his companions' bodies were burned beyond recognition, ... See full summary »

Director:

Walter Colmes

Writers:

Richard Weil (screenplay), Richard Weil (original story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Arlen ... Johnny March
Cheryl Walker ... Sally MacGregor
Roger Pryor ... Rocks Donnelly
Bobby Driscoll ... Toddy Loring
Lola Lane ... Wanda
Ian Keith ... Major Williams
John Forrest John Forrest ... Joe Granowski
Sarah Padden ... Mrs. Anderson (as Sara Padden)
Forrest Taylor ... Mr. Anderson
Frank Marlowe ... Frankie
Harry Tyler ... Harry Parker
Nelson Leigh ... Col. F.A. Marlin
Charles Williams Charles Williams ... Auctioneer
Charles Jordan Charles Jordan ... Needles--Rocks' Henchman
Dick Scott Dick Scott ... Spike--Rocks' Henchman
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Storyline

A soldier survives a bombing in which his three fellow soldiers were killed. When he recovers he discovers he has amnesia, and since his companions' bodies were burned beyond recognition, the army doesn't know which one of the four he is. He goes AWOL and searches out the families of the three dead soldiers, hoping to find out his own identity. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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HAVE I THE RIGHT TO LOVE? (original print ad-all caps)

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1945 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The train station of Bridgeton in the movie is really the train station in Glendale, CA. See more »

Goofs

When Johnny is arrested at the railway station, he tells Sally to take the truck back to the Andersons. She has just arrived on the train and would not know their address. However this is small town America; she could ask the cop, or at any shop in town, and easily find out. See more »

Soundtracks

My Old Kentucky Home
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Written by Stephen Foster
Sung by soldiers on the train
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Above average, sometimes moving wartime drama holds theinterest.
24 March 2004 | by jfoster-6See all my reviews

An interesting World War II psychological drama casting Richard Arlen, star of the silent epic, WINGS, as a soldier who survived a bombing in which three others, who were burned beyond recognition but who possessed similar physical descriptions, perished. Hospitalized, and suffering from amnesia as a result, he adopts the name of "Johnny March," goes AWOL, and sets out to visit the locales where service records indicated the four victims lived in hopes of establishing his identity. Especially poignant are his scenes with Bobby Driscoll, the talented child star, in one of his early roles. When "March" shows up at his doorstep, the boy believes him to be his father, who is missing in action. I give this film a rating of three out of a possible five stars.


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