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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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The Republic film studio loaned actor Don 'Red' Barry, who plays Lieutenant Peter Vincent and is credited as Donald Barry, to Twentieth Century-Fox studio to make this film.
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.
According to the 'Hollywood Reporter' in October 1943, the following actors tested for this movie: Abner Biberman; J. Edward Bromberg; Michael Chekhov; Paul Gordon; Alan Napier; and Herbert Rudley.
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