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The Purple Heart

The Purple Heart(1944)

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Brief Synopsis

This is the story of the crew of a downed bomber, captured after a run over Tokyo, early in the war. Relates the hardships the men endure while in captivity, and their final humiliation: being tried and convicted as war criminals.

Cast & Crew

Dana Andrews Capt. Harvey Ross
Richard Conte Lt. Angelo Canelli
Farley Granger Sgt. Howard Clinton
Kevin O'Shea Sgt. Jan Skvoznik
Donald Barry Lt. Peter Vincent
Trudy Marshall Mrs. Ross
Sam Levene Lt. Wayne Greenbaum
Charles Russell Lt. Kenneth Bayforth
John Craven Sgt. Martin Stoner
Tala Birell Johanna Hartwig
Richard Loo Gen. Ito Mitsubi
Peter Chong Mitsuru Toyama
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 8 Mar 1944; Los Angeles opening: 9 Mar 1944
Release Date:  1944 Production Date:  Darryl F. Zanuck's Production
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Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Duration(mins):  99 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  8,962    
Duration(reels):  11    

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  • A GREAT movie that shjould be showen.

    Bob LaNinfa 2016-06-26

    I love this movie, it showed how brave our service men are. But we would not see the men of The Great Generation give up to those Iran solders, Sorry!!! MORE>

  • The Purple Heart

    Norman Lantz 2015-10-08

    It's interesting to note that the imdb states in its review of this film that the Japanese are portrayed as brutal beasts. Any student of 20th century... MORE>

  • The Purple Heart

    Frank Prete 2013-08-26

    One of the greatest world war 11 movies ever made !!!!!!!! Should be shown more often so younger generations know what went on in that time and what kind... MORE>