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I Want You (1951)

Passed | | Drama | 22 December 1951 (USA)
In 1950, small-town Americans try to deal with military conscription.

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(screen play), (based on stories: in The New Yorker)
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Complete credited cast:
... Martin Greer
... Nancy Greer
... Jack Greer
... Carrie Turner
... Thomas Greer
... Sarah Greer
... Judge Turner
... George Kress Jr.
... Harvey Landrum
Marjorie Crossland ... Mrs. Turner
... George Kress Sr.
... Ned Iverson
... Gladys
Jerrilyn Flannery ... Anne Greer
Erik Nielsen ... Tony Greer
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In 1950, life as usual in a middle-American town. Cold War paranoia is beginning; the young men's biggest concern is the draft board and deferments from the peacetime army. Then the Korean War begins, and the Greer family starts to worry: kid brother Jack, courting the lovely daughter of the draft board chairman, is next on the list. A character study examining American attitudes of that era. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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No three words ever meant so much to so many people.

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Im Sturm der Zeit  »

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Ralph Brooks is in studio records playing the role of "Albert", but he was not seen in the movie. See more »

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At the bar, Mr. Kress calls the radio a wonderful invention because news travels on it at "the speed of sound". Radio waves travel at the speed of light, not sound. See more »

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[Arriving home with her husband after sending the youngest of their three sons off to the Korean War, Sarah begins trashing the husband's WWI shrine.]
Sarah Greer: Liar! Crazy, crazy liar! You never were in any one of those places and you know it. You never heard a shot fired. You were in Paris all through the war, shining up a general's boots, bringing him bicarbonate of soda when he'd drunk too much the night before. I went along with you; I thought it was childish, foolish, but I didn't think it did any ...
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Outstanding look at "the forgotten war's" home front.
13 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

This first-rate film about the effects of the Korean War on an Anytown U.S.A. deserves to be thought of in the same league as movies like 'The Best Years of Our Lives.' But just as history has done with the real wars, this movie seems to have gotten lost in the shadows of the much larger number of World War II dramas.

The Korean War came just five short years after WWII ended, just as many families whose lives were so disrupted by the bigger war were finally able to enjoy some peace and stability in their lives after struggles of readjustment. Lacking the impetus of a Pearl Harbor or the spectre of an Adolph Hitler, the draft was the prime mechanism for getting young men to the front lines in Korea. Older vets were now being asked to leave their homes and families again as well. This film shows surprising depth in its depiction of the problems and feelings of not only the eligible men, but their wives, mothers, fathers and girlfriends. The excellent script was written by Irwin Shaw based on magazine stories by Edward Newhouse and they provide us with an insightful look at this period in American history which doesn't get as much attention as the preceding or following decades.

Clay Blair called his book on the Korean conflict 'The Forgotten War' and this movie might be given a similar appellation, even though it deserves better. Simply as a piece of nostalgia it's enjoyable, but the movie is much more than that. It has a fine cast with many actors that even some of us baby boomers will recognize.


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