Women of Valor

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Womem of Valor
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DVD cover
Written by Jonas McCord
Directed by Buzz Kulik
Starring Susan Sarandon
Kristy McNichol
Theme music composer Georges Delerue
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Buzz Kulik
Editor(s) Les Green
Running time 100 minutes
Original channel CBS
Original release
  • November 23, 1986 (1986-11-23) (CBS)

Women of Valor is a 1986 CBS-TV movie about World War II, starring Susan Sarandon and Kristy McNichol and directed by Buzz Kulik. It premièred on November 23, 1986 and was released on DVD on March 10, 1998.[1]


A group of American Army nurses are captured by the Japanese in April 1942. They are put in a prisoner-of-war camp in Bataan, where they spend three years of their lives. The story focuses on Lt Margaret Ann "Maggie" Jessup, the head army nurse who survived the camp and testifies against the Japanese in front of the United States Congressional subcommittee years later as a colonel.



The film was generally negatively received. One of the main criticisms was that the film was not realistic. The cast was also criticized for retaining their looks while trying to survive in poor conditions. The New York Times also stated the film should have given more attention to the persons rather than the situations.[2]


  1. ^ 'Women of Valor' on Amazon.com Product details
  2. ^ The New York Times 'Women of Valor' on CBS, About Prisoners of War

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