Wow. How is it I never heard of this film, or only vaguely. I love the fact that it portrays the aftermath of war without showing the scenes. I'd love to sit and watch it with you, Naomi!
I've seen this movie several times and I always see something new to appreciate
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I LOVE that film. I've watched it a number of times. They just don't make movies like that anymore.
I had a conversation with a coworker once in which he told me that the young Hoagy Carmichael was supposedly the model for James Bond in the Ian Fleming novels. I told him that Hoagy Carmichael was in The Best Years of Our Lives and brought him my taped copy of the movie so he could see HC. He agreed what a great film that is.
Once again you inspire me to add another film to my Netflix queue...and I had never heard of this one. I'm not of fan of war films due to all the gore and violence but this doesn't appear to be the focus of the movie, and I think it'd be interesting to see what the aftermath was like during that time. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Naomi. I know you know a good film when you see one.
I saw this film a long time ago and sometimes wondered what happened to the young man who won the supporting actor Oscar. I had forgotten his name and thanks to you, I can now Google him.
Thanks for that review and reminder, I will go put it on my queue.
we sure don't find movies today with a cast like that! It would be interesting if younger people would watch that movie and then tell you what their thoughts are on it. Of course they could never feel the connection to the story that you do. But those coming home "today" minus limbs and such sure could connect...
I first saw this film as a young child in the early 70s. You are correct, it is a wonderful movie, great story and great acting. I've seen it countless times now and every time, I stop to watch it, it's that good. The personal note of this move for me is, I grew up around one of my great-grandmother's farm hands. He had a gripping hook in place of one of his hands. His prosthesis scared me, until I saw this movie. Watching what happened to the returning soldier and how he was treated by others, made me examine my own behavior toward old Carl (the farm hand). He was still scary to me, but I stopped running away, and knew not to stare at his prosthesis.
hi there. long time no post on my end. hope all is well otherwise. I think I have seen a few of these. my mom loves black and white movies and i think she might have a few some where in her stash of movies. its a great way to remember what memorial day is suppose to be about other than seeing people get drunk at festivals like i saw Sunday afternoon.
I'm trying to work out if I've seen this one or not. Dad often has war films on if they're on on a Saturday afternoon. I'm sure I'll have seen it.
Great review and background on the mood at the time! My grandfather is a WWII vet...that is the only war I have heard people talk about where it seems to be unanimous that there was/is support.
I've heard of the film but never seen it, but I will now. My parents were evacuated in the second world war and they have talked a great deal about it to me and my brother. My Dad went to visit the concentration camps as a young man and it still makes him cry now when he tells me about them.
I thought I'd seen all the WWII movies but don't recall this one if I did. I'll keep my eyes open for it in the future.
Heard of it, never seen it, will look for it.
I look forward to watching it with fresh eyes. Both my parents were active duty in WWII- and not every veteran in our family came home with all their limbs. But their misfortune brought them home with something else- an appreciation for life those who have not faced loosing it have.
God bless you for this post.
I never seen this film before but I've heard about this film many times. What a coincidence, Naomi, because I just finished to read a book of Paul Auster, "Sunset Park" and one of the character talk about this film all the time.
I look forward to watching it for sure.
Thanks for the good review!
I loved this film and re-watched it in my mind's eye many times.
As for Dana Andrew's I'm afraid I lusted after him as a teen ager:)
This has always been one of my favorites -- required viewing, I should think.
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