So Proudly We Hail

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So Proudly We Hail ★★★ 1943

True story of the lives of three war-front nurses and their heroism under fire during WWII. Colbert is Lt. Davidson in charge of nine Red Cross Army nurses serving in the Pacific. Lake and Goddard play the other leads. With the popularity of its stars and the patriotic spirit of the film, the picture hit boxoffice gold. Critics praised its authenticity, as the film never fell victim to the usual standards of Hollywood glamour. Fans of Lake beware: she has short hair in this film because the government requested that she not appear as a servicewoman with her famous peek-a-boo hair style because female factory workers were getting their long Lake-inspired hair caught in the machinery. 126m/B VHS, DVD. Claudette Colbert, Paulette Goddard, Veronica Lake, George Reeves, Barbara Britton, Walter Abel, Sonny Tufts, John Litel, Mary Servoss, Ted Hecht, Mary Treen, Helen Lynd, Adrian Booth, Dorothy Adams, Ann Doran, Jean Willes, Jan Wiley, Lynn Walker, Joan Tours, Kitty Kelly, James Bell, Dick Hogan, Bill Goodwin, James Flavin; D: Mark Sandrich; W: Allan Scott; C: Charles B(ryant) Lang Jr.; M: Miklos Rozsa.