The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944) DVD (Region One - Playable in North America - The US, Canada, Mexico, etc.) Technicolor.
Starring: Gary Cooper, Laraine Day, Signe Hasso, Dennis O'Keefe and Carol Thurston. Written by: Alan Le May and Charles Bennett. Based on a book James Hilton. Produced and Directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Beautifully re-mastered.
The Story of Dr. Wassell was inspired by the wartime activities of U.S. Navy Doctor Corydon M. Wassell which were referred to by President Roosevelt in a radio broadcast made in April 1942. A section of this broadcast appears toward the end of the film.
For their work on this film, Farciot Edouart, Gordon Jennings and George Dutton received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.
As the Japanese sweep through the East Indies during World War II, Dr. Wassell is determined to escape from Java with some crewmen of the cruiser Marblehead. Dr. Wassell saved a dozen or so wounded sailors who were left behind when able bodied men were evacuated to Australia.
“Drama of Loyalty and Love! The Story the Whole World Has Heard About!”
“Mr. DeMille has dressed his picture in the most vivid Technicolored tropic hues. They make for a very pretty and seductive DeMillitary display.” – New York Times