The White Cliffs of Dover (1944)

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London based American nurse, Susan, Lady Ashwood, is at a hospital awaiting the imminent arrival of wounded soldiers. She is hoping that her enlisted son, Sir John Ashwood, who resembles ... See full summary »



  • 9618-1 "The White Cliffs of Dover" - Elizabeth Taylor and Roddy McDowall, 1944.
  • Elizabeth Taylor in The White Cliffs of Dover (1944)
  • Irene Dunne and Alan Marshal in The White Cliffs of Dover (1944)
  • Elizabeth Taylor in "The White Cliffs of Dover"
  • Elizabeth Taylor in "The White Cliffs of Dover" 1944 MGM
  • Brenda Forbes in The White Cliffs of Dover (1944)

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17 December 2002 | bettiem
Great story of 2 World Wars with Irene Dunne is still not dated.
It is almost Christmas 2002, a difficult year for Americans and a perfect time for World War II nostalgia. I was 16 years old when this moviecame out, I am 76 now and "Cliffs" is as fresh today as it was then. The songs, English and American are marvelous, and Irene Dunne shines. Supporting cast is typical of the wonderful character actors of the time plus Elizabeth Taylor. We are moved by an American woman (Dunne) who loses a husband in World War I and a son in World War II. Frank Morgan, who is always Frank Morgan even in the "Wizard of Oz" is marvelous as Dunne's Father. Dame Mae Whittey, Gladys Cooper, Allain Marshall, C. Aubrey Smith as the very British Colonel -- everyone adds to the beauty of this movie, and we must not forget that Irene Dunne is the narrator of the famous poem of World War II, "The White Cliffs of Dover" which is still available in bookstores. I would put this movie in well-done Black and White, right up there with "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" (Van Johnson has a bit part in "Cliffs"), "Mrs. Miniver" with Greer Garson, and the magnificent World War 2 Series, "War and Remembrance" and "Winds of War". I am amazed that "black and white" is still effective. I hope this movie is presented as often as "It's a Wonderful Life" every year in the future.

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