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'WILL TO LIVE, the' added to 'My films'.

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WILL TO LIVE, the [3839]

This film tells the story of a young man (Donald) torn between his "mind", "body" and "soul". Donald, a student doctor, receives news of his mother's death and leaves his studies to rescue his fiancee, Mary, who has become injured while hillwalking. He knocks himself unconscious, meanwhile the film acts out his moral dilemmas, but there is a happy ending.

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