World War II is over and the boys from the town of River Run, Ohio, are coming home. It seems that life is slowly back to normal, but war has changed everything and they will never be the same again.
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 Jeff Metcalf (42 episodes, 1991-1993)
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 Caroline Hailey (42 episodes, 1991-1993)
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 Mike Sloan, Sr. (42 episodes, 1991-1993)
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 Ruth Sloan (42 episodes, 1991-1993)
Harry O'Reilly ...
 Sgt. Charlie Hailey (42 episodes, 1991-1993)
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 Anne Metcalf (42 episodes, 1991-1993)
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 Linda Metcalf (42 episodes, 1991-1993)
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 Abe Davis (42 episodes, 1991-1993)
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 Gloria Davis (42 episodes, 1991-1993)
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 Ginger Szabo (41 episodes, 1991-1993)
Giuliana Santini ...
 Gina Sloan (41 episodes, 1991-1993)
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 Al Kahn (38 episodes, 1991-1993)
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 Cpl. Robert Davis (28 episodes, 1991-1992)
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 Lt. Hank Metcalf (24 episodes, 1991-1992)
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 Judy Owen (22 episodes, 1992-1993)
John DiSanti ...
 Sam Schenkkan (20 episodes, 1991-1993)
Montrose Hagins ...
 Grandmother Davis (20 episodes, 1991-1993)
Alexandra Wilson ...
 Sarah Brewer (19 episodes, 1991-1992)
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World War II is over and the boys from the town of River Run, Ohio, are coming home. It seems that life is slowly back to normal, but war has changed everything and they will never be the same again.

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An excellent show
13 April 2004 | by (Alberta, Canada) – See all my reviews

I really love a lot of the musicals that came out in the late '40's, and this show was a great series set in the same time period.

It showed the toll of waiting, that was experienced by the families of WWII soldiers. In the pilot, WWII had just ended and the soldiers were coming home. The Metcalf family included widowed mother Anne, whose eventual love affair with a Jewish union organizer shocked her grown children. Linda Metcalf worked in a factory during the war, and her future was undecided when the men came back to reclaim their jobs. Older son Hank was a returning solider, and younger son Jeff was an aspiring baseball player.

The Sloans were a rich couple mourning the loss of their only son in WWII - and dealing with the arrival of his pregnant Italian war bride, Gina.

Caroline Hailey was a British war bride, far more ambitious than her American husband, who was content with his life the way it was.

The fashions and hairstyles were wonderfully accurate - I remember one of the actresses griping in an interview that they had to wear vintage underwear, and it was uncomfortable!


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