PTSD and Gene Kelly's lost wartime star turn
September 25, 2013 11:20 AM Subscribe
PTSD and Gene Kelly's lost wartime star turn: For the last six decades or so, a copy [of "Combat Fatigue Irritability"] has been filed away, along with thousands of other films, at the National Library of Medicine. The only people it has been lost to are the public and Gene Kelly’s devoted and still numerous fans. But now the National Library of Medicine is featuring Combat Fatigue Irritability in Medical Movies on the Web, and the film will be given a well-deserved, though very belated, New York premiere, on October 5, 2013, at the New York Academy of Medicine.
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A little-known WWII military-educational film, "Combat Fatigue Irritability" starred a young Navy Lieutenant Gene Kelly (who also directed), as a Navy fireman with symptoms of "combat fatigue".