Orphan Joe Kelly has an idyllic youth growing up in the country with his grandpa, and can turn his hobby into his profession as crop spray plane pilot. After Pearl Harbor, he joins the US Air Force as bomber pilot. Joe's wife Claire is notified he's missing, presumed killed when his plane is shot down over Germany. Later a military mate reports he saw Joe alive, apparently taken POW. Claire starts searching and finally finds Joe elsewhere in the US, but suffering from amnesia, and living under the name Tommy Warner, as partner of a tiny commercial air freight firm. Written by
I've seen some very harsh reviews of this movie so far. Although I have to agree with some of the points made, that the flow of the movie doesn't always seem to fit, and that some of the direction and the script could have been much better, I still enjoyed this film.
I was very impressed with some of the production in this film, as I know it was low-budget. The scenery and costumes lend to a very lovely, vintage atmosphere. I enjoyed the acting between the principal characters. Considering that the script and direction left something to be desired I found it very impressive that the leads were able to produce some of the moments that they did.
I was expecting to find this movie ridiculous and uninspiring, and no question, there were some moments where I was watching it thinking "what...?." Surprisingly, I found myself enjoying this movie quite a bit. Another reviewer called this movie "soap opera" but I thought that the emotion was extremely restrained, but poignant at the same time, and I think that's what I liked about it. This movie is a simple, sweet, heartfelt flick. If you're an incurable romantic, you'll probably enjoy it. I only wish that the screenwriters and scriptwriters and directors had given this movie a little more thought, more scenes, more well written scenes, and more time to play out, because the story,settings and characters were lovely.
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