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Prime example of a successful 40s "women's weepie." American Dunne goes to England in 1914, falls in love, and marries the British Marshal. He joins the WWI troops and is killed, without knowing he had a son. Dunne raises the boy in England as a new threat looms with the rise of Hitler. Now grown, he goes off to do his duty and she joins the Red Cross, where she sees him again among the wounded, another victim of the ravages of war. Dunne is fine in her noble, sacrificing role. McDowall is the young son with Taylor (with whom he'd already worked in "Lassie Come Home") as a childhood friend. Based on the poem by Alice Duer Miller. Bring the hankies.

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Available on Running time 126 minutes.

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Genres
Tearjerkers, Tragedy, Family Ties, The Homefront: England, World War I, World War II, Great Britain, Red Cross, Adapted from a Poem
Screenplay
George Froeschel, Jan Lustig, Claudine West
Cast
Irene Dunne, Alan Marshal, Frank Morgan, Peter Lawford, Gladys Cooper, May Whitty, C. Aubrey Smith, Roddy McDowall, Van Johnson, Elizabeth Taylor, June Lockhart, John Warburton, Jill Esmond, Norma Varden, Tom Drake, Arthur Shields, Brenda Forbes, Edmund Breon, Clyde Cook, Isobel Elsom, Lumsden Hare, Miles Mander, Ian Wolfe
Cinematography
George J. Folsey
Director
Clarence Brown
Music
Herbert Stothart
Other
Cyrl Seys Ramsey-Hall
Producer
Sidney Franklin, MGM

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The White Cliffs of Dover
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Stacey

The White Cliffs of Dover originated from a poem by Alice Duer Miller. The movie came out in 1944, with a run time of 126 minutes. The White Cliffs of Dover was a popular love story back in its day. The White Cliffs of Dover takes place during the 1940’s. Susan Dunn falls in love and marries a British Marshal. He joins the military and is sent to fight in WWI. He is soon killed and died not knowing he had a son. Susan Dunn raised her son in England. By the time Hitler started to rise in Germany, her son decided to join the military and she decides to join the Red Cross.