Drama, Action, Adventure
July 4, 1944 (1944-07-04) (USA)
Alan Le May (screenplay), Charles Bennett (screenplay), Corydon M. Wassell (story), James Hilton (story)
Dennis O'Keefe(Benjamin 'Hoppy' Hopkins),
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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.
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.
ReferencesThe Story of Dr. Wassell Wikipedia
The Story of Dr. Wassell IMDb The Story of Dr. Wassell themoviedb.org