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Reward Unlimited

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Reward Unlimited
Reward-Unlimited-4.jpg
Directed byJacques Tourneur
Written byMary C. McCall, Jr.
Produced byB. P. Fineman
Starring
Production
company
Distributed byOffice of War Information
Release date
May 18, 1944
Running time
10 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Reward Unlimited is a short film produced in 1944 by David O. Selznick's Vanguard Films, for the United States Public Health Service, dramatizing the need for volunteer military nurses for the U. S. Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II. Directed by Jacques Tourneur, the 10-minute film stars Dorothy McGuire[1][2] in one of her first films. The story by Mary C. McCall, Jr., dramatizes the choice that young Peggy Adams makes to become a nurse, her training, and her volunteering for military nursing service. The cast includes Aline MacMahon, James Brown, Spring Byington and Tom Tully.[1]

Reward Unlimited was released May 18, 1944.[3] Distributed by the United States Office of War Information,[4] the film was exhibited in 16,000 theaters and seen by an estimated 90 million people.[5]: 456  It was also presented at Cadet Nurse Corps recruitment events nationwide in 1944 and 1945.[6][7][8]

Plot

Dorothy McGuire and Aline MacMahon in Reward Unlimited
Dorothy McGuire and Aline MacMahon in Reward Unlimited

Peggy Adams (Dorothy McGuire) and her fiancé Paul (James Brown) talk on the eve of his departure for active duty. He tells her, "We'll be married, but afterwards, after we've won the war." Peggy tells him she is going to find some war work herself—"Something that will make you proud of me, something that means something, to bring you home quicker." They part at the railroad station, and on her way home Peggy falls on the sidewalk. A kind nurse (Aline MacMahon) helps her. While bandaging Peggy's knee she tells her about the important work of the new U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps, and its great need for nurses. Back at home, Peggy tries to enlist the support of her mother (Spring Byington), who dismisses the idea of her becoming a cadet nurse—but Peggy's father (Tom Tully) encourages her. In a montage, Peggy undergoes training and is graduated from the program. The last scenes show Peggy and a fellow nurse walking down a hospital corridor, where they hear a child crying. Peggy goes into a dark room, switches on the light and comforts a young boy (Butch Jenkins) who has awoken from a nightmare. He tells her that he likes her more than the other nurses because she has "kind of an inside shine" that shows in her eyes. Peggy says, "I guess that's what happens when you're happy," and she switches off the light. The film ends with Peggy walking toward the camera, while a narrator encourages qualified female viewers to apply for the Cadet Nurse Corps.

Cast

Reception and legacy

"This efficiently functional film is interesting mainly as Tourneur's most explicit study of the medical profession," wrote modern film scholar Chris Fujikawa, who remarked that "one notes in the film's characterization of nursing the same thematic combination of spirituality and service that informs I Walked with a Zombie and Stars in My Crown."[9]

The Academy Film Archive preserved Reward Unlimited in 2013.[11] The film is part of the Academy War Film Collection, one of the largest collections of World War II era short films held outside government archives.[12]

Gallery

References

  1. ^ a b "Reward Unlimited". National Archives and Records Administration. Retrieved 2015-12-07.
  2. ^ Hu, Winnie (November 11, 2000). "Seeking Remembrance for Wartime Service". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-12-06.
  3. ^ Doherty, Thomas (1993). Projections of War: Hollywood, American Culture, and World War II. New York: Columbia University Press. p. 325. ISBN 9780231082440.
  4. ^ Reward Unlimited. WorldCat. OCLC 20626007.
  5. ^ Willever, Heather; Parascandola, John (May–June 1994). "The Cadet Nurse Corps, 1943–48". Public Health Reports. Association of Schools of Public Health. 109 (3): 455–457. PMC 1403514. PMID 8190871.
  6. ^ "Cadet Nurses to Appear at Theatre with Film". The Daily Mail. Hagerstown, Maryland. May 18, 1944.
  7. ^ "Theatre Calendar". Wichita Daily Times. Wichita Falls, Texas. June 18, 1944. 'Reward Unlimited', a U.S. government release.
  8. ^ "Cadet Nurses to Entertain". Albuquerque Journal. May 3, 1945.
  9. ^ a b c Fujiwara, Chris (1998). Jacques Tourneur: The Cinema of Nightfall. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland. pp. 123–124. ISBN 9780786404919.
  10. ^ "Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins". BFI Film & TV Database. British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 2012-07-16. Retrieved 2015-12-07.
  11. ^ "Preserved Projects". Academy Film Archive.
  12. ^ "Academy War Film Collection". Academy Film Archive.

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