Disputed Passage

Disputed Passage

Dorothy Lamour
Director: Frank Borzage Cast: Dorothy Lamour
Dorothy Lamour
, Akim Tamiroff
Akim Tamiroff
, John Howard
John Howard
Frank Borzage

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Idealism vs. Practicality is the Disputed Passage in this lavishly mounted soap opera. Based on a novel by Lloyd C. Douglas (The Robe, Magnificent Obsession) the film stars John Howard as young medical student John Wesley Beaven. In the course of his education, Beaven is torn between two philosophies: the cold pragmatism of Dr. Forster (Akim Tamiroff) and the humanistic attitudes of kindly Dr. Cunningham (William Collier Sr.), who of course is author Douglas' alter ego. The crisis within Beaven comes to a head when he must choose between his career and his impending marriage to Audrey Hilton (Dorothy Lamour). A literally explosive climax in war-torn China brings the story to a logical and satisfying solution. Kudos again to director Frank Borzage for bringing warmth and credibility to the most sloppily sentimental of storylines.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/15/2020
UPC: 0738329250188
Original Release: 1939
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: A
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:27:00
Sales rank: 22,265

Special Features

Audio Commentary by Film Critic Nick Pinkerton; Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dorothy Lamour Audrey Hilton
Akim Tamiroff Dr. "Tubby" Forster
John Howard John Wesley Beaven
Judith Barrett Winifred Bane
William Collier Dr. William Cunningham
Victor Varconi Dr. La Ferriere
Gordon Jones Bill Anderson
Keye Luke Andrew Abbott
Elizabeth Risdon Mrs. Cunningham
Billy Cook Johnny Merkle
William Pawley Mr. Merkle
Renie Riano Landlady
Philip Ahn Dr. Fung
Kitty McHugh Telephone Operator
David Alison Intern
Paul MacWilliams Doctor
Dorothy Adams Nurse
James B. Carson Hotel clerk
Jack Chapin Terrence Shane
Richard Denning Student
Paul England Britisher
Roger Gray Gibson
Joleen King Nurse
Patsy Mace Nurse
Fay McKenzie Nurse
Gaylord "Steve" Pendleton Lawrence Carpenter
Charles Trowbridge Dean
Gloria Williams Nurse

Technical Credits
Frank Borzage Director
Roland Anderson Art Director
Hans Dreier Art Director
Sheridan Gibney Screenwriter
Frederick Hollander Score Composer
John Leipold Score Composer
William C. Mellor Cinematographer
James Smith Editor
Harlan Thompson Producer
Anthony Veiller Screenwriter

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