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.
Ranked #11 on the American Film Institute's 100 Most Inspiring Movies of All Time (2006).
I'm lucky. I have my elbows. Some of the boys don't. But I can't button them up.
Wilma Cameron: I'll do that, Homer.
Homer Parrish: This is when I know I'm helpless. My hands are down there on the bed. I can't put them on again without calling to somebody for help. I can't smoke...
Although Boone City is obviously some Midwestern city, Homer Parrish, who supposedly lived his entire civilian life there, speaks with a noticeable Boston accent.
Only twelve cast members are listed in the opening credits. Cathy O'Donnell receives an "and introducing" credit before her name. Victor Cutler, who plays Woody, is listed last in the opening credits but does not appear in the cast list of 23 names in the end credits.
The film was modified to play on a wide screen and reissued on February 3, 1954.
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