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The Purple Heart (1944) was a Drama - Historical Film directed by Lewis Milestone and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.

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This film's opening prologue states: "Let it be known that he who wears the military order of the purple heart has given of his blood in the defense of his homeland and shall forever be revered by his fellow countrymen. George Washington, General and Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, Aug. 7, 1782."
This movie is considered a Second World War wartime propaganda film of the United States.
The Japanese character of Mitsuru Toyama in this film (played by Peter Chong) was a real-life person. Toyama was a Japanese politician and a member of the Japanese group, the Black Dragon Society. The high majority of the Japanese characters in this movie were actually fictional.
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