• This Above All (1942)

This Above All

Release Date: 1942

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary

In 1940 England, aristocratic Prudence Cathaway (Joan Fontaine) alarms her snobbish parents by joining the WAF service branch. She soon meets and falls in love with the brooding Clive Briggs (Tyrone Power), despite his prejudice against the upper classes, and agrees to spend a week with him at a Dover hotel. When Clive's soldier friend, Monty (Thomas Mitchell), arrives to retrieve him, Prudence learns that Clive went AWOL after Dunkirk, and urges him to recall why England must fight the war.

Cast: Tyrone Power, Joan Fontaine, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Stephenson, Nigel Bruce, Gladys Cooper, Philip Merivale, Sara Allgood

Director: Anatole Litvak

Genres: War

Keywords: Quest, Love, England, Best friend, Intense, Hotel, Father, Moving, Sacrifice, Soldier, Escape, 1940s

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Awards

Nominated Film Editing
Winner Art Direction (Black-and-White)
Nominated Cinematography (Black-and-White)
Nominated Sound Recording