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Excellent wartime movie with a less than subtle message about the patriotism of young women volunteering for war production work contrary to social norms.

Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War



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Good movie.







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This is a really good homefront movie! Claudette Colbert always pack a punch in her performance, and this doesn't fall short! Jennifer Jones is a bit over the top trying to act 18, but sounds more like 18 going on 6. However, I don't care for Jennifer Jones anyway, so maybe she would appeal to someone who is more of a fan. :) Monty Wooley, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple (more grown-up than her prime era!), Agnes Moorehead, Robert Walker, and others lead a very good cast.


Just a bit of trivia . . . Robert Walker and Jennifer Jones were married in real life, although were separated at the time of filming.


Personally . . . the finale is one of the most moviing homefront pieces you'll see. Miss Colbert does a long bit without even talking and if you aren't crying by the end . . . rewind and pay attention! :)


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