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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 'Hollywood Reporter' of 14 April 1944 reported that this movie's box-office receipts had in only seven weeks returned all of its advertising, print and production costs.
Excerpts from two poems are recited in this film. They are "The Boys" by Oliver Wendell Holmes and "How Do I Love Thee-Let Me Count the Ways" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
This film is based on the true story of eight US crewmen of a US bomber plane who were downed and captured by the Japanese military after the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo, Japan on April 18, 1942. The crewmen included Lt. Robert Hite, Lt. William G. Farrow, Lt. George Barr, Sgt. Harold A. Spatz, Cpl. Jacob De Shazer, Dean Hallmark, Robert Meder, and Chase Nielsen.
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