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The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944)

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140 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

When the U.S. forces withdraw from Java, ahead of the Japanese invasion, U.S. Navy doctor Corydon M. Wassell coordinates the remaining wounded servicemen and leads them to safety towards the last Allied evacuation points.
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Alan Le May (screenplay) (as Alan LeMay) | Charles Bennett (screenplay) | Corydon M. Wassell (story) (as Commander Corydon M. Wassell USN {MC}) | James Hilton (story)
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$2,720,000
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Jul 4, 1944 (United States)

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Gary Cooper
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Laraine Day
Madeleine Madeleine   See fewer
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