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The Purple Heart [videorecording]

Twentieth Century-Fox presents Darryl F. Zanuck's production ; written for the screen by Jerome Cady ; from a story by Melville Crossman ; directed by Lewis Milestone ; produced and released by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
Video; DVD
Four months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, a group of American flyers take part in the first U.S. air retaliation attack against Japan and crash-land into history's most astounding prisoner-of-war story. The "Doolittle Raiders" are put on trial in a Japanese civil court, not as P.O.W.s, but as criminals charged with murder. As this travesty of justice proceeds, the airmen realize that their only hope of avoiding execution is to reveal to their enemy captors the top-secret details of their flight to Japan: a choice between death and and betrayal of country.
Lewis Milestone; Arthur Miller
Dana Andrews, Richard Conte, Farley Granger, Kevin O'Shea, Donald Barry, Trudy Marshall / Sam Levene, Charles Russell, John Craven, tala Birell, Richard Loo, Peter Chong.
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100 min.
English or dubbed Spanish dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
Not rated
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1944.
  • Special features: Audio commentary by Richard Schickel; still gallery; original theatrical trailer.
Uniform Title
Purple Heart (Motion picture : 1944)
Fox war classics
Director of phtography, Arthur Miller ; editor, Douglass Biggs ; music, Alfred Newman.
Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2007]
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo., Dolby Digital mono., dual layer, NTSC.
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