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Homecoming (1948)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, War | May 1948 (USA)
At the end of WW2, aboard a repatriation ship, an Army doctor reminisces about his war years while being interviewed by a reporter.

Director:

Mervyn LeRoy

Writers:

Sidney Kingsley (story), Jan Lustig (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Clark Gable ... Col. Ulysses Delby 'Lee' Johnson (Dr. Johnson)
Lana Turner ... Lt. Jane 'Snapshot' McCall
Anne Baxter ... Mrs. Penny Johnson
John Hodiak ... Dr. Robert Sunday
Ray Collins ... Lt. Col. Avery Silver
Gladys Cooper ... Mrs. Kirby
Cameron Mitchell ... 'Monk' Monkevickz
Marshall Thompson ... Staff Sgt. 'Mac' McKeen
Lurene Tuttle ... Miss Stoker
Jessica Grayson Jessica Grayson ... Sarah, Johnson's Maid (as Jessie Grayson)
J. Louis Johnson J. Louis Johnson ... Sol, Johnson's Butler
Eloise Hardt Eloise Hardt ... Nurse Aldine Bradford
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Storyline

Self-absorbed Dr. Lee Johnson enlists with the Army medical corps during World War II, more out of a feeling that it's "the thing to do" rather than deep-seated patriotism. On his first day, he's put into place by 'Snapshot', a sassy and attractive nurse. Their initial antagonism blossoms into romance. Lee then finds himself torn with guilt over being unfaithful to his wife, Penny, who's waiting for him back home. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Taglines:

Sometimes when a man comes back there are things he never talks about !

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Homecoming of Ulysses See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,654,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$3,699,000, 31 December 1948

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,594,000, 31 December 1948
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to the AFI catalog entry for this film, for the battle scenes in Italy MGM constructed five 35-foot towers, a full-sized evacuation hospital, and more than 100 Army tents at the Lasky-Mesa movie ranch 35 miles outside of Hollywood. The set took three weeks to set up and the scenes used hundreds of extras, five cameras and six assistant directors. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Johnson and Snapshot are trapped behind German lines during the Battle of the Bulge, Snapshot asks if they should try to go towards Cologne (Germany). At this stage of the war, Dec. 1944, the allies had not yet crossed into Germany, except in one or two places, and only in toehold positions. See more »

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Featured in Clark Gable: Tall, Dark and Handsome (1996) See more »

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A small town doctor goes to war as an Army surgeon.
15 October 2001 | by Michael O'KeefeSee all my reviews

Clark Gable plays a self centered, over achieving physician that proves his worthiness as an Army surgeon. Anne Baxter is the dutiful and absorbing wife that finally realizes that her husband is romancing his nurse(Lana Turner)between bombings and marathon mending of WWII. This is not one of Gable's better performances; but Miss Turner is stunning as 'Snapshot' McCall, the nurse every soldier dreams of.

Other cast members of note are: Ray Collins, John Hodiak, Marshall Thompson and Cameron Mitchell. Mervyn LeRoy directs this dreary drama. In spite of Gable's lack of effort, Turner more than makes this lengthy film memorable.


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