A young singer (Sissy Spacek) during World War II, gets a job singing in the USO with the hopes that this "big break" will make her a star. She will stop at nothing to become famous, even ... See full summary »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Verna Vane
Howard Da Silva ...
Eddie
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Maureen
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Walter
Joseph Turrin ...
Pete
Vaughan Hooks ...
Sammy
Robert Roelse ...
Jamie Flanery ...
Driver
Greg Enos ...
Lt. Smith
Thomas Kersey ...
Major
George Wolfert ...
Louise Haraczka ...
WAC sergeant
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A young singer (Sissy Spacek) during World War II, gets a job singing in the USO with the hopes that this "big break" will make her a star. She will stop at nothing to become famous, even the attentions of a young soldier, played by William Hurt, who falls in love with her.

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world war two | christmas | See All (2) »

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Biography | Drama | Music

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25 January 1978 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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When Walter is courting Verna, his holster is empty. It is highly unlikely an Army officer would wear an empty holster during time of war. The officer would have kept his pistol (a Colt .45 ACP) in the holster. See more »

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What a fabulous cast! What a treat and a surprise!
14 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw this movie last weekend at the Piedmont Filmmakers Festival in Warrenton Virginia! I had never seen it before, so it was a great treat! Not dated at all, it really should be re-released because it's message is timeless.

At first this movie seems predictable and simple but as it progresses and you become familiar with the characters it blossoms.

Sally Kellerman is timeless and so sadly sexy and subtly miserable. William Hurt is just dreamy. Apparently his first film, and yet he shows here all the charisma of later films with a brand of boyish charm that should be bottled and sold over the counter.

An added surprise was a wonderful cameo role by famous producer Ron Maxwell. Get a copy of this movie and enjoy!


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