Henry and Nicky are small town pals from blue collar families with only a short time before they ship off to World War II. Henry begins romancing new-to-town Caddie Winger, believing her to be wealthy. Mischievious and irresponsible, Nicky gets into trouble which forces the other two to become involved, testing their relationship, as well as the friendship between the boys. Written by
It was 1943. And young men were counting the days before they went off to war.
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Did You Know?
Director Richard Benjamin
tried to use Vaughn Monroe
's signature tune "Racing With the Moon" (1941), fitting of the era, but the song did not fit well with the context of the end of the movie, and the use of it was scrapped. See more
While sitting at a table talking with Henry, we see Nicky (Nicolas Cage) light a cigarette by striking a match on the back of a matchbook, however in 1942 matchbooks were front-strike until a new regulation in 1973 deemed front-strike too dangerous. See more
Henry 'Hopper' Nash/Lou
Tyrone Power never said fuck 'em.
References This Gun for Hire
Moonlight Becomes You
by Johnny Burke
(as J. Burke) and Jimmy Van Heusen
(as J. Van Heusen)
Performed by Bing Crosby See more