Self-absorbed Dr. Lee Johnson enlists with the Army medical corps during World War II, more out of a feeling that it's "the thing to do" rather than deep-seated patriotism. On his first day...
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Self-absorbed Dr. Lee Johnson enlists with the Army medical corps during World War II, more out of a feeling that it's "the thing to do" rather than deep-seated patriotism. On his first day, he's put into place by 'Snapshot', a sassy and attractive nurse. Their initial antagonism blossoms into romance. Lee then finds himself torn with guilt over being unfaithful to his wife, Penny, who's waiting for him back home. Written by
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When Col. Johnson visits Snapshot in the hospital, she quotes a few lines from an old English ballad entitled "Sir Andrew Barton": "I am hurt, but I am not slain; / I'll but lie down and bleed a while, / And then I'll rise and fight again." See more »
During surgery, only one of the nurses (or doctor) has her mask up over her nose (to minimize the chance of any of the patients catching an airborne infection from the medical personnel). See more »
Two years after her steamy portrayal in "The Postman Always Rings Twice", Lana Turner plays a military nurse against the backdrop of WWII. And that is about all the war is in this film. As the Battle of the Bulge batters the distant, fiery horizon, Turner and Clark Gable share their first kiss. He is a doctor assigned to the same medical evac unit.
This film seems little more than a soap opera. But it feels rather choppy. As a result, the relationship between the characters is not as developed as it should be.
Athe title suggests, the film is really about the strains that distance but on a relationship. And about the hardship of being the one left behind. That is one thing this film conveyed well. Gable's wife is always the focus of the film even when she is far away from the storyline. We know what she has promised, what she has sacrificed. It would be the cruelest blow to be rewarded with desertion.
In reality, this is one of many scenarios where homecoming can be a sad reunion. The film reminds us of this, even if it is, on the whole, not as memorable as the cast deserves.
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