Approved | | Drama, Romance, War
With her husband away to fight in World War II, a housewife struggles to care for their two daughters - and a pair of lodgers who have moved in - alone.
The original novel by Margaret Buell Wilder is in epistolary form - i.e., it consists of a series of letters that she wrote to her husband whilst he was away at war.
Colonel William G. Smollett:
Wettookit. Wettookit. You must have the name wrong.
Brig Hilton: No. Here it is in Pop's letter. "Now, we're here in Texas on maneuvers... in a little town called Wettookit. We came, we saw, we took it!"
Colonel William G. Smollett: "We took it." Very funny. I would appreciate it, my dear ...
Joseph Cotten's navy uniform has one military ribbon in a few scenes and at the dance his uniform has pilot's wings and no ribbon.
Opening credits prologue: This is a story of the Unconquerable Fortress: the American Home . . . 1943
Cut to 130 minutes for a 1949 reissue.