Cry Havoc

Cry Havoc

Director: Richard Thorpe Cast: Margaret Sullavan, Ann Sothern, Joan Blondell

DVD (B&W / Full Frame)

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Allen R. Kerward's flagwaving stage play Proof thro' the Night was vastly improved in its screen adaptation, which was retitled Cry Havoc. Margaret Sullavan (making her first screen appearance in two years), Joan Blondell and Ann Southern are among the appropriately deglamorized actresses playing Red Cross nurses caught up in the Pacific War. As the Japanese army forces most of the American troops to retreat from Bataan, the nurses remain, tending to the miserable wretches left behind to defend a defenseless post. This atypical MGM production is far more successful in depicting the plight of courageous women trapped behind enemy lines than was Paramount's over-touted So Proudly We Hail (and the acting was better to boot). Among the very few male characters in Cry Havoc is young bit player Robert Mitchum, appearing briefly as a mortally wounded soldier.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/19/2010
UPC: 0883316228623
Original Release: 1943
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:37:00
Sales rank: 19,969

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Margaret Sullavan Lieutenant Smith
Ann Sothern Pat
Joan Blondell Grace
Fay Bainter Capt. Marsh
Marsha Hunt Flo Norris
Ella Raines Connie
Frances Gifford Helen
Diana Lewis Nydia
Heather Angel Andra
Dorothy Morris Sue
Connie Gilchrist Sadie
Fely Franquelli Luisita
Gloria Grafton Steve
Robert Mitchum Moaning Man

Technical Credits
Richard Thorpe Director
Daniele Amfitheatrof Score Composer
Glen Barner Set Decoration/Design
Karl W. Freund Cinematographer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Stephen Goosson Art Director
Edwin H. Knopf Producer
Paul Osborn Screenwriter
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design
Ralph Winters Editor

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