The Story of Dr. Wassell

The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944)

Genres - Action-Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance, War  |   Sub-Genres - Biographical Film  |   Release Date - May 11, 1944  |   Run Time - 140 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - TV-PG
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The Story of Dr. Wassell is a 1944 American Technicolor World War II film set in the Dutch East Indies, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, and starring Gary Cooper, Laraine Day, Signe Hasso and Dennis O'Keefe. The film was based on a book of the same name by novelist and screenwriter James Hilton, his only nonfiction book.

The book and film were 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. The appropriate 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.

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Budget

$2,720,000

Tags

Academy Award, Best Visual Effects, Cecil, East Indies, Farciot Edouart, George Dutton, Gordon Jennings, Roosevelt, Technicolor World War Ii, United States, War Drama, Wassell

Attributes

Subject: war drama, World War II

Alternate Titles

Cecil B. DeMille's The Story of Dr. Wassell
US
De belevenis van Dr. Wassell
NL
De geschiedenis van Dr. Wassell
BE
Dr. Wassells Flucht aus Java
AT, DE
En hjältes liv
SE
Fedakar doktor
TR
Flucht aus Java
AT
Historia doktora Wassella
PL
Kahraman Dr. Wassell
TR
L' odyssée du Dr. Wassell
BE
L'odyssée du docteur Wassell
FR
La historia del Dr. Wassell
AR, MX
La storia del dottor Wassell
IT
Pelo Vale das Sombras
BR, PT
Por el valle de las sombras
ES
Povestea doctorului Wassell
RO
Sankarin elämä
FI
The Story of Dr. Wassell
BD, BE, CA, EG, HK, IN, ID, IE, MY, NZ, NG, PK, PH, SG, ZA, CH, GB, US
Titanes tou Eirinikou
GR
Under Stars and Stripes
DK
История доктора Уоссела
RU
軍医ワッセル大佐
JP