A group of sailors kid their shipmate Frank about his constant reading, when they would all rather play cards. But each of them has a dream for the future that they consider impossible. Harry wants a better world for his two kids, Shorty and Eddie want to start a trucking company, Joe wants to learn about engines, and another of the gang just wants to know how to write well. When Frank reveals that he's been studying to get his high school diploma and to have a career in the Navy, the others realize that the educational benefits offered by the Armed Forces Institute can help them achieve their dreams. Written by
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Did You Know?
Because for a long time the only widely-available print of this film did not have any opening titles, it was unofficially called "The Letter" in several George Reeves fan sites. A 2007 DVD release perpetuates the error. "The Letter," however, was never an official title for this film, which was made and released as "Time to Kill." See more