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The Purple Heart (1944)





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This film is set in 1942 as eight American airmen crash-land during the Doolittle bombing raid on Tokyo and are taken prisoner. Though slated for execution, the pilots are put through a "show trial." The Japanese judges promise to be merciful if only the Americans will reveal US military secrets.


Dana Andrews
as Capt. Harvey Ross
Richard Conte
as Lt. Angelo Canelli
Donald Barry
as Lt. Peter Vincent
Farley Granger
as Sgt. Howard Clinton
Don 'Red' Barry
as Lt. Peter Vincent
Kevin O'Shea
as Sgt. Jan Skvoznik
Trudy Marshall
as Mrs. Ross
Sam Levene
as Lt. Wayne Greenbaum
Charles Russell
as Lt. Kenneth Bayforth
John Craven
as Sgt. Martin Stoner
Tala Birell
as Johanna Hartwig
Richard Loo
as Gen. Mitsubi
Peter Chong
as Mitsuru Toyama
Gregory Gaye
as Peter Voshenksy
Torben Meyer
as Karl Kappel
Kurt Katch
as Ludwig Kruger
Martin Garralaga
as Manuel Siva
Erwin Kalser
as Karl Schleswig
Igor Dolgoruki
as Boris Evenik
Alex Papana
as Paul Ludovescu
H.T. Tsiang
as Yuen Chiu Ling
Keye Chang
as Adm. Kentara Yamagichi
Allen Jung
as Itsubi Sakai
Wing Foo
as Police Captain
Paul Fung
as Court Clerk
Joseph Kim
as Prosecutor
Luke Chan
as Court Stenographer
W. Beal Wong
as Toma Nogato
Lee Tung Foo
as 3rd Judge
Spencer Chan
as Naval Aide
Leon Lontoc
as Naval Aide
Roque Espiritu
as Naval Aide
Harold Fong
as Naval Aide
Bruce Wong
as Naval Aide
Johnny Dong
as Naval Aide
James B. Leong
as Army Aide
Eddie Lee
as Army Aide
King Kong
as Army Aide
Pete Katchenaro
as Army Aide
Philip Ahn
as Saburo Goto
Clarence Lung
as Japanese Lieutenant
Nestor Paiva
as Francisco De Los Santos
Benson Fong
as Moy Ling
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Critic Reviews for The Purple Heart

All Critics (3)

Purple Heart it's not up to Milestone's other film but it's a substantial work. [Full review in Spanish]

August 30, 2016 | Full Review…

Wartime jingoistic POW courtroom drama.

February 9, 2005 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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