The Story of Dr. Wassell

Injured Ping reminisces in hospital Ping peers through microscope at Wassell's discovery
A smiling Ping Wassell comforts dying Ping

Paramount Pictures
140 min.

Directed by Cecil B. DeMille

Produced by Cecil B. DeMille and Sidney Biddell

Written by Charles Bennett, James Hilton, Alan Le May, and Corydon M. Wassell

Cinematography by Victor Milner

Film Editing by Anne Bauchens

Music by Victor Young

Costume design by Natalie Visart

Art direction by Roland Anderson and Hans Dreier

Special effects by Farciot Edouart

Sound by Hugo Grenzbach



  Gary Cooper Dr. Corydon Wassell
  Laraine Day Madeline
  Philip Ahn Ping
  Signe Hasso Bettina
  Dennis O'Keefe Benjamin "Hoppy" Hopkins
  Carol Thurston Three Martini
  Carl Esmond Lt. Dirk Van Daal
  Stanley Ridges Cmdr. William B. Goggins
  Elliott Reid William Anderson
  Renny McEvoy Joe Leinwerber
  Paul Kelly Murdock
  James Millican Robert Elroy Whaley
  Barbara Britton Ruth
  Richard Loo Dr. Wei
  Victor Varconi Captain Ryk
  Lester Matthews Dr. Wayne
  George Macready Dutch officer
  Ludwig Donath Dr. Vranken
  Irving Bacon Missionary
  Joel Allen Robert Kraus
  Melvin Francis Himself
  Oliver Thorndike Alabam
  Mike Killian Thomas Borghetti
  Doodles Weaver Harold Hunter
  Davidson Clark Dr. Holmes
  Griff Barnett  
  Hugh Beaumont  
  Carlyle Blackwell American marine
  Anthony Caruso Male nurse
  Lane Chandler  
  Isabel Cooper  
  Yvonne de Carlo Native girl
  Ann Doran Praying woman
  Sarah Edwards Passenger
  Julia Faye Anne (nurse)
  Douglas Fowley  
  Jody Gilbert Head nurse
  Louis Jean Heydt Ensign
  Si Jenks Arkansas mailman
  Isabel La Mal  
  Frank Lackteen  
  Morton Lowry Lieutenant Bainbridge
  Miles Mander  
  Ottola Nesmith Temple guide's wife
  Jack Norton Passenger
  Richard Nugent Captain Carruthers
  Frank Puglia Java temple guide
  Ron Rondell Passenger
  Minor Watson Rear admiral