So Proudly We Hail! (1943)

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A group of nurses returning from the war in the Phillippines recall their experiences in combat and in love.


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  • Claudette Colbert and George Reeves in So Proudly We Hail! (1943)
  • George Reeves and Paulette Goddard in So Proudly We Hail! (1943)
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Director:

Mark Sandrich

Writer:

Allan Scott

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12 November 1998 | Niro
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| Veronica Lake in a unique role
Another fine film from AMC's 1998 "Veterans' Day Movie Marathon."

This one details (in flashbacks) the daily ordeals of a company of Red Cross nurses serving in Bataan and Corregidor during WWII. For a change, Paulette Goddard plays the nurse with most of the male admirers (Sonny Tufts in particular), with Veronica Lake showing up late in a decidedly unsexy role (about which I can't say much more than that, lest I ruin it for you). Both offer up career performances, if that's saying much. Their leader, durable talent Claudette Colbert, holds the troop together throughout, despite numerous tragedies. Helping to prop *her* up is her persistent suitor George Reeves (later of the TV series, "Superman"). Interesting for the fact that it was shot while the war was still raging ~ so there are a lot of decidedly non-PC references to "Japs" ~ but this is a real salute to the unsung women who served in "the big one." A must-rent.

4 Stars.

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