Two soldiers on sick leave spend three nights at the Hollywood Canteen before going back to active duty. With a little friendly help from John Garfield, Slim gets to kiss Joan Leslie, whom ... See full summary »
The Andrews Sisters
An American tanker is sunk by a German U-boat and the survivors spend eleven days at sea on a raft. They're next assigned to the liberty ship "Sea Witch" bound for Murmansk through the sub-stalked North Atlantic.
1932. The tyrannical and despotic government of President Machado has headed Cuba for seven years. The latest measure of that tyranny is the outlawing of public gatherings of more than four... See full summary »
Married couple Jim & Ella Merchant set up their single friend Al Schmid on a blind date with Ruth Hartley. The two hit it off and begin dating. A welder, one day at the workplace, Al learns of a friend's enlistment in the Marine Corps and decides to join himself. Al and Ruth have a last date, with Al insisting that she forget about him as he is about to go into combat. However, when Ruth goes to meet his departure train, he is overjoyed and gives her an engagement ring. Assigned to Guadalcanal, Al and his squad are tasked with preventing the Japanese from breaching their line. During a night attack, many of his fellow Marines are slain, but Al ends up single-handedly saving the day, killing scores of Japanese. However, he is wounded by a suicide bomber near the end of the the battle. At the hospital, Al learns that he is blind, a condition that persists even after surgery. Feeling sorry for himself, he dictates a letter to a nurse, informing Ruth that he is relieving her of any ...Written by
Jon C. Hopwood
Shortly after being assigned as an assistant gunner/loader as part of a three-man Browning (M-1917) heavy machine gun. He developed an infection in one of his feet. He refused evacuation to a medical facility for treatment to remain with his team. See more »
About 23 minutes in, when everyone is listening to the radio with the newsflash about Pearl Harbor, the setting in the house is dinnertime. The bombing of Pearl Harbor was early on a Sunday morning. Even if the radio Jim was trying to repair had been broken all day, the family might have heard the news from some other source before the end of the day at dinnertime. But, since Philadelphia time is 6 hours ahead of Hawaii time, it would have been between 2:00 and 3:00 PM in the eastern US when the attacks on Pearl Harbor occurred. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that the news reports did not reach that part of the country till late afternoon or early evening. See more »
Just for luck, maybe the ship'll come in tomorrow with some mail on it.
Why is it that everything good is always gonna happen tomorrow?
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A wonderful and gritty war film that focuses on the inner torment of blinded marine Al Schmid. Although it is tough and unpleasant it IS in the end heroic - Schmid's triumph over disability and depression. The battle scene was superb. But one bone to pick. No matter how many .50 bullets they fired I never saw any water or dirt being kicked up by the impacts! It hurt the realism, but I can live with it. Fine performance by Eleanor Parker, again, as his girl friend.
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