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The Sullivans (1944)

Approved | | Biography, Drama, History | 3 February 1944 (USA)
The lives of a close-knit group of brothers growing up in Iowa during the days of the Great Depression and of World War II and their eventual deaths in action in the Pacific theater are ... See full summary »

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Lloyd Bacon
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Anne Baxter ... Katherine Mary Sullivan
Thomas Mitchell ... Mr. Thomas F. Sullivan
Selena Royle ... Mrs. Alleta Sullivan
Edward Ryan Edward Ryan ... Albert Leo 'Al' Sullivan
Trudy Marshall ... Genevieve 'Gen' Sullivan
John Campbell John Campbell ... Francis Henry 'Frank' Sullivan
James Cardwell ... George Thomas Sullivan
John Alvin ... Madison Abel 'Matt' Sullivan
George Offerman Jr. ... Joesph Eugene 'Joe' Sullivan
Roy Roberts ... Father Francis
Ward Bond ... Lt. Cmdr. Robinson
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Storyline

The lives of a close-knit group of brothers growing up in Iowa during the days of the Great Depression and of World War II and their eventual deaths in action in the Pacific theater are chronicled in this film based on a true story. Written by JD-2

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The Guts and Glory of the Fighting Navy!! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 February 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fighting Sullivans See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Black and White (archive footage)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

After the deaths of the five Sullivan brothers during World War II, their parents, went on to assist in the war effort as a tribute to their five sons. See more »

Goofs

In the first scene of the brothers as little boys they race from home to the railroad to see their father pull away on the train, and the last fence they have to climb over to reach the rail yard is shown first as a wooden-framed wire fence which the oldest four brothers climb over, but in the next cut to the fence, showing the youngest brother Al climbing over, the fence is missing it's wood frame and is instead an all-wire fence. See more »

Quotes

Albert Leo 'Al' Sullivan: As soon as this one's born, let's have another kid. I'd hate to think of a guy growing up without brothers.
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Connections

Edited into All This and World War II (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus
(uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
Arranged by Alfred Newman
Played during the wedding
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Simply great
25 November 2001 | by drosse67See all my reviews

This is one of the few movies I've seen that really made me cry. I agree with others who wrote about this and would definitely put it up there with The Best Years of our Lives as one of the great World War II pictures. Saving Private Ryan didn't move me as much as this mainly because we really don't get to know Private Ryan (or his brothers, for that matter). In this movie, we get to know all of the brothers, especially the oldest and the youngest. It did feel a bit like the Waltons in the first hour (were homes really that apple pie in Iowa in the 30s?) But watching the boys come of age and struggle with basic teenage issues, and then watching them enlist, made their fates all the more powerful. Yes, I knew what was going to happen but I was moved all the same. This movie should be required viewing for everyone who adored Saving Private Ryan.


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