Two soldiers on sick leave spend three nights at the Hollywood Canteen before going back to active duty. With a little friendly help from John Garfield, Slim gets to kiss Joan Leslie, whom ... See full summary »
The Andrews Sisters
Kay is a girl living in a small rural town whose life is just too dull and repetitious to bear. One night, she meets young, handsome, and rich Bob Dakin, who asks her for directions while ... See full summary »
The two sergeants wear the shoulder patch of the US Army's 7th Infantry Division which, as shown in the movie, did see action on the Aleutian Island of Attu but not as mentioned in the telegram then in North Africa. The division also saw action on Kiska Island in Alaska, before moving on to Hawaii for rest and refit before returning to the war at Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands, the Philippines and finally on Okinawa. See more »
During an outdoor scene involving the rental car, there is a brief instance of the reflection of an crew member being seen, perfectly centered, in the car's right passenger "vent" window. See more »
A delightful romance filled with nostalgia and a surprise happy ending.
I was born in 1936 and must have seen this movie as a kid because during my entire lifetime as soon as I heard the song "The Very Thought of You" the image of Eleanor Parker comes to mind. This movie, probably more than any other from that era, takes me back to the "home front" mentality during the war. It tells a story so common during wartime of two people in love and the tension and worry so typical when the man went off to war, perhaps never to come back. It told of love making without the embarrassing display of sex that permeates so many of today's movies. Yes, it was naive, and it would probably bore today's generation because there are no car chase scenes, no violence and no vulgar language. But most of all it gives one a good feeling about being an American. Eleanor Parker and Dennis Morgan are ideally suited. A couple of things strain credibility; i.e.,living in a large two story house on a clerk's income, getting a telegram from the War Department that names both Dennis Morgan and Dane Clark of being wounded as if they were joined at the hip, but aside from that it is mainly honest in its portrayal of wartime life on the home front. I know, I had three older brothers that went off to war. Richard Lane
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