The White Cliffs of Dover
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The White Cliffs of Dover
The White Cliffs of Dover is one of those overlong MGM wartime films that everyone seems to have seen a part of, but no one can remember the film as a sum total. Based on a poem by Alice Duer Miller, the story chronicles the trials and tribulations of one courageous woman through two world wars. Irene Dunne plays an American girl who, in 1914, falls in love with titled Englishman Alan Marshal. At the end of World War 1 in 1918, it is painfully clear that Marshal will not be returning from the battlefields. Remaining loyal to her husband, Irene vows to raise their child in England. Played by… More
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"It may well give genuine admirers of good cinema and credible Englishmen the jimjams."
‑ , TIME Magazine
"Alice Duer Miller's poem was the inspiration for this sentimental look at the ravages of war and at the courage of one woman who lost both her husband and son in the two world wars that dominated this century."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Dunne gives an excellent performance, as does Alan Marshal, playing her husband, while Roddy McDowall stands out sharply as their son."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"A Cinderella story in sweet disguise."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
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