Approved | | Drama, Romance, War
Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.
Was remade in 1975 as a TV movie called "Returning Home (1975)" with Dabney Coleman, Tom Selleck and James R. Miller as the returning soldiers and Whitney Blake, Joan Goodfellow, Sherry Jackson and Laurie Walters as the wives and sweethearts. Miller, like Harold Russell, was chosen to play Homer because Miller lost his hands fighting in Viet Nam.
We don't need to worry about that child. She can take care of herself.
Milly Stephenson: That's what she thinks.
When Homer is talking to the obnoxious customer at the soda counter, Fred serves water at the customer's right hand, but in another shot, it's at his left hand side.
The character played by Ray Teal (the Axis sympathizer whom Homer Parrish attacks at the soda fountain) is listed in the credits as "Mr. Mollett". However, the character's name is never mentioned or otherwise alluded to.
The film was modified to play on a wide screen and reissued on February 3, 1954.