A very good post-war gently soap operatic piece with some effective naturalistic performances, especially from Myrna Loy (lovely) and Frederic March (the profile still intact). Harold Russell, the amateur, is good, and the scene in which he needs to get ready for bed pretty startling. Photography good, Hoagy good, Teresa Wright and Dana Andrews also good: it is convincingly optimistic about the future which is of course utterly unconvincing nowadays. Grown-up and yet naive at the same time from our perspective. 170 minutes flies by in a narrative in which we care about most characters a lot.
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