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Loved Esmond/Hasso Love Interests
While the Cooper/Day love story was fluff,the unfulfilled happy ending for Bettina was touching.I watched for Hasso & Esmond,2 great European actors.Loved Hasso & Macready as an old married couple in The Outer Limits "Strange Particles" episode season 1.Cooper more tolerable here,Paul Kelly really came alive in scenes with little boy.The comedy was stupid.Stanley Ridges great per usual.Think many of the uncredited actors deserved praise more than the two leads.
Watched For Carl Esmond & George Macready
Watched for my two Dutch officers,Esmond & Macready.Very worthwhile film,Macready in uncredited role as Dutch officer at the hospital laying down the rules of evacuation.That this was filmed during a very difficult time in his life,Macready's wife wanted divorce to marry another man,testifies to his ability to cover his pain and provide for his family.Love him because of his dedication to his craft,if not for his own personal choices.
Really needs to be seen,and often.Gary Cooper as hero doctor Croy Wassell,who saved 12 silors and their captain from certain death,not just capture and those other heroes who ensured their evacuation to Australia.Signe Hasso rightly deserves much praise over a decent enough Laraine Day,and Carl Esmond as the heroic Dutch officer who loses his life guiding their ship to safety.
Watched dvd Last Noc
Watched this several times since purchase-AWESOME!Everyone involved should be proud,even liked Cooper,he really did more of what I'd consider an Oscar worthy performance.My favorites:Signe Hasso,and the 2 "Dutch" officers,Carl Esmond and George Macready (thanks for casting both these gentlemen,love them both).Definitely needs to be shown Veteran's Day,D-Day,Memorial Day.
the story of dr wassell
- mary gusewelle
cecille b demille came to little rock ar for the world premiere 3 day movie event.my grandfather vern robert gusewelle mc'd a dinner for the paramount people including cecille b demille and others from the film.it should be on dvd for all the new generations to see. in fact I have a invitation to dinner and a thank you note from lew lewellen on official letterhead from paramount studios.I give it two thumbs up and more.he was a home town boy after all.mary gusewelle-grandaughter.
The Story of Dr. Wassell
This is a wonderful movie, based on a ture story. It should be shown during Memorial Day or Veterans Day weekend.
Wonderfully warm movie about what a wholesome, dedicated physician was able to do for his patients during WWII. It leaves you feeling good about this courageous, factual story.
A true war story from World War II
- James E. Oldham
Gary Cooper stars as Dr. Coryadon M. Wassell who winds up in the US Navy and is assigned to a hospital in Java,with many injured sailors from the USS Marblehead, that was sunk by Japanese. This is an unbelievable but true story. There really was a Dr. Wassell. Just as in Sergeant York, Gary Cooper portrays another war hero. Well worth seeing if you can find a place to watch it. Currently not availble on DVD or Vhs.