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    That’s the old Long Beach Naval Hospital (site of the VA Hospital now), as we meet Bill Williams as hospitalized seaman Jim, Harold Landon a blind comrade, Ann Doran a nurse and Frank Wilcox a doctor, opening The Clay Pigeon, 1949, from director Richard Fleischer and writer Carl Foreman.

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