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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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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 6, 1949 with Lana Turner and Clark Gable reprising their film roles. See more »
When Dr. Johnson and Snapshot are trapped behind German lines during the Battle of the Bulge, Snapshot asks if they should try to go towards Cologne (Germany). At this stage of the war, Dec. 1944, the allies had not yet crossed into Germany, except in one or two places, and only in toehold positions. 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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