The Story of Dr. Wassell Poster

Release Date: 1944

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 20 min

Plot Summary
This film presents a dramatization of the wartime heroics of naval doctor Corydon M. Wassell (Gary Cooper), who is stationed in the East Indies during a Japanese attack on the USS Marblehead. After the less seriously wounded soldiers are evacuated to Australia, Wassell stays in Java to save those left behind. As the Japanese advance, he risks his life and defies orders in an attempt to rescue as many as possible. His actions are later recognized in a radio address given by President Roosevelt.

Cast: Gary Cooper, Laraine Day, Signe Hasso, Dennis O'Keefe, Carol Thurston, Carl Esmond, Paul Kelly, Elliott Reid

Director: Cecil DeMille

Genres: Biography

Production Co: Paramount

Keywords: Escape, Doctor, Sacrifice, Underdog, 1940s, Tense


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