The White Cliffs of Dover

The White Cliffs of Dover

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The American-born Susan Ashwood (Irene Dunne) is serving as a nurse in a London hospital during World War II. She recalls her arrival in the country with her father (Frank Morgan), intending to vacation for two weeks in 1914. On her last day, Susan is introduced to Sir John Ashwood (Alan Marshal) at a ball and they are immediately smitten with one another. She is whisked away to his parents’ country estate where John proposes, but his family makes less than stellar comments about Americans leaving Susan to debate whether or not she should return home. She boards a ship, but John successfully convinces Susan to stay and they marry. World War I breaks out and John goes to fight. Susan gives birth to a son, and John is killed just before the war is over. Years pass, and their son, also named John (Peter Lawford), wishes to follow in his father’s footsteps as World War II encroaches.
Starring Irene Dunne, Alan Marshal, Frank Morgan
Director Clarence Brown