London based American nurse, Lady Susan Ashwood (Irene Dunne), is at a hospital awaiting the imminent arrival of wounded soldiers. She is hoping that her enlisted son, Sir John Ashwood II (...
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Two soldiers on leave spend three nights at a club offering free of charge food, dancing, and entertainment for servicemen on their way overseas. Club founders Bette Davis and John Garfield give talks on the history of the place.
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London based American nurse, Lady Susan Ashwood (Irene Dunne), is at a hospital awaiting the imminent arrival of wounded soldiers. She is hoping that her enlisted son, Sir John Ashwood II (Peter Lawford), who resembles his father in appearance and temperament, is not amongst those wounded. As she waits, she remembers back to World War I when her husband, the former Sir John Ashwood (Alan Marshal), was enlisted, and the waiting she endured on any news from and about him while he was away in battle. From a humble background, Sue almost didn't meet Sir John, let alone marry him, as she and her father, Hiram Porter Dunn (Frank Morgan), the publisher of a small daily newspaper, were only in London in April 1914 on a two week vacation - her first trip - that was not going very well when by happenstance she got invited on her last day in London to the King's ball, where Sir John was awaiting the arrival of another young woman with whom he was supposed to keep company for the evening. Despite...Written by
This movie received its U.S. television premiere in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Monday, October 15, 1956 on WFIL (Channel 6), followed by Los Angeles, California on Monday, October 22, 1956 on KTTV (Channel 11), by Seattle, Washington on Thursday, October 27, 1956 on KING (Channel 5), by Altoona, Pennsylvania on Monday, November 19, 1956 and by Omaha, Nebraska on Wednesday, January 30, 1957 on WOW (Channel 6). In Chicago, Illinois, it first aired on June 8, 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2). Other initial telecasts took place in Minneapolis, Minnesota on December 25, 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), and in San Francisco, California on April 20, 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), followed by New York City, New York on June 8, 1958 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »
Written by George M. Cohan
Played by a marching band of doughboys in France during World War I See more »
Beautiful film with a strong performance by Irene Dunne.
This film is both tender and powerful-with a very moving score. If, like me, you enjoy lying down at night just listening to the voices and music coming from an old classic film-this is the one for you. At the beginning when Ms. Dunne is telling her story and reflecting on her life in England-the music fits perfectly, the mood is wonderful, and her voice just makes you want to melt. Then, before you know it, even though you thought you just might want to "half" watch this film on a lazy night-you find yourself caught up in it all. The English/American bickering becomes quite funny, the romance, the war, the drama, the sadness, the next war... Irene Dunne at her best-and beautiful as ever-with that strange, knowing almost mischievous look in her eyes. I truly believe that films like these are healthy for us(sort of like watching fish in an aquarium-or shopping for antiques, petting a dog, etc.) Do yourself a favor and watch/listen to this lovely movie. If you're an Anglophile then you are really denying yourself a great pleasure by not seeing it.
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