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The Story of Dr. Wassell
Public DomainThe Story of Dr. Wassell - Credit: MCA Universal

The Story of Dr. Wassell was a World War II film directed by Cecil B. DeMille in 1944, set in the Dutch East Indies. It starred Gary Cooper, Laraine Day, Signe Hasso, and Dennis O'Keefe.

The film was based on the life of Dr. Corydon Wassell, an Arkansas doctor and naval officer, declared a WWII hero for saving 12 injured men by transporting them from Java to Australia. Wassell was awarded the Navy Cross.

The Story of Dr. Wassell opened in New York on D-Day, June 6, 1944.