Reaching for the Sun (1941)

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    Joel McCrea Ellen Drew

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A simple clam digger goes to work in a factory. He falls in love and marries, but it goes wrong. He has a fight with a bully in the factory, wins, but is injured. Through his illness, his wife realises how much she loves and needs him.

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