Ruth Wilkins discovers that her teenaged sister used her name in a torrid correspondence with soldier Bill Seacroft.

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A normal day in the Wilkins family: reticent beauty Ruth, crusty judge father, petition-happy political activist teen Miriam. Who should show up but Ruth's soldier pen pal Bill Seacroft...whom she doesn't know about. It seems Miriam used her sister's name and picture to build up wartime morale. Ruth reluctantly agrees to "humor" Bill for his 2-day leave, though she's just become engaged to her stuffy suitor Albert. Can Miriam's cloud castle last the weekend without crashing to earth? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 5, 1949 with William Holden and Joan Caulfield reprising their film roles. See more »

Quotes

Miriam Wilkins: He was lonely and frightened, and - and he poured his heart out to me.
Judge Wilkins: Who's going to pour it back?
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Written by Johnny Mercer, Robert Emmett Dolan
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Highly recommend
11 February 1999 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

This was one of the most delightful films I have ever seen. Film makers have forgotten what the elements of a good film are. This one has it all: character development, snappy dialogue, humor, love, and a happy ending. The actors and actresses tell their story not only with words, but with their expressions and other non-verbal communication. Who needs fantastic stories, mindless violence, etc. This kind of film really entertains.


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