Eleanor Parker in Pride of the Marines
In 1945, Eleanor Parker co-starred alongside John Garfield in the film Pride of the Marines. In her role as Ruth Hartley, Eleanor Parker plays the ever-devoted ladyfriend of a marine who is blinded in World War II combat.
Pride of the Marines happened just as Eleanor Parker's career at Warner Brothers was beginning to gain momentum. Appearing with established star John Garfield in a war-related movie could only help bolster her stature as a leading lady. Eleanor Parker not only looked terrific in Pride of the Marines, she also gave an excellent performance and accordingly the actress would be given a number of high-profile roles afterwards.
Here are some pictures of Eleanor Parker in Pride of the Marines: