The Clock (1945)

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In 1945, during a 48-hour leave, a soldier accidentally meets a girl at Pennsylvania Station and spends his leave with her, eventually falling in love with the lovely New Yorker.

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  • Judy Garland and Robert Walker in The Clock (1945)
  • Florence Allen and Robert Walker in The Clock (1945)
  • Robert Walker, Judy Garland Film Set Clock, The (1945) 0037604 MGM
  • Judy Garland and Robert Walker in The Clock (1945)
  • Judy Garland and Robert Walker in The Clock (1945)
  • Judy Garland and Robert Walker in The Clock (1945)

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1 June 2001 | Doylenf
Wartime romance glows with performances of Garland and Walker...
A simple little wartime love story about a boy and girl who fall in love during his 24-hour leave is what lies at the heart of "The Clock". Amazingly, considering how authentic all the New York scenes look, the entire film was done at MGM's studio lot--even the scenes at Penn Station which was recreated by studio craftsmen with startling accuracy.

But the most genuine moments in the film are the performances of the two stars--Judy Garland (in her first non-singing dramatic role) and Robert Walker. The freshness of their appeal is evident in every scene--whether it's their first awkward meeting, the night they spend helping milkman James Gleason deliver his goods, or their last desperate moments together. Vincente Minnelli's sensitive direction shows Garland at her most poignant and vulnerable. Robert Walker makes an excellent co-star.

By all means, catch this little gem if you can. It's one of the best wartime films, a simple romance, honest and warmly appealing. Should make servicemen recall the hectic moments some of them may have gone through themselves.

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