GenreDrama, Action, Adventure ProductionParamount Pictures CountryUnited States
Release dateJuly 4, 1944 (1944-07-04) (USA) WriterAlan Le May (screenplay), Charles Bennett (screenplay), Corydon M. Wassell (story), James Hilton (story) CastGary Cooper (Dr. Corydon M. Wassell), Laraine Day (Madeleine), Signe Hasso (Bettina), Dennis O'Keefe (Benjamin 'Hoppy' Hopkins), Carol Thurston (Tremartini (Three Martini)), Carl Esmond (Lt. Dirk Van Daal) Similar moviesRelated Cecil B DeMille movies
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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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Gary Cooper as Dr. Corydon M. Wassell
Laraine Day as Madeleine
Signe Hasso as Bettina
Dennis O'Keefe as Benjamin 'Hoppy' Hopkins
Carol Thurston as Tremartini
Carl Esmond as Lt. Dirk Van Daal
Paul Kelly as Murdock
Elliott Reid as William 'Andy' Anderson
Stanley Ridges as Cmdr. William B. 'Bill' Goggins
Renny McEvoy as Johnny Leeweather
Oliver Thorndike as Alabam
Philip Ahn as Ping
Barbara Britton as Ruth
Cecil B. DeMille as Narrator (uncredited)
unbilled players include Richard Aherne, Irving Bacon, Sven Hugo Borg, Victor Borge, Yvonne De Carlo, Ann Doran, Milton Kibbee, Elmo Lincoln, Richard Loo, Gavin Muir, Jack Norton and Philip Van Zandt
It was originally announced that Yvonne de Carlo would play the role of the Javanese nurse.
De Mille wanted Alan Ladd to play the role of Hoppy but he had to go into military service.
The film was the seventh most popular film of the year released in Australia in 1945.
It was the fifth most popular movie of 1946 in France with admissions of 5,866,693.http://translate.google.com.au/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://www.boxofficestory.com/&prev=search
In popular culture
In the Truman Capote novella Breakfast at Tiffany's, Holly Golightly was to have auditioned for the role of Dr. Wassel's nurse, but impulsively left for New York City.