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When [[Feature~V154430~Homecoming~homecoming]] was first released in 1948, some observers felt that [[Performer~P10097~Clark Gable~clarkgable]]'s unusually sensitive performance was based on his own memories of losing his wife [[Performer~P43021~Carole Lombard~carolelombard]] in a 1942 plane crash. Intriguingly, Gable's [[Feature~V154430~Homecoming~homecoming]] co-star is [[Performer~P72175~Lana Turner~lanaturner]], with whom it was rumored that he was having an affair at the time of Lombard's death. Told in flashback, the story concerns the romance of war-time army surgeon Ulysses Delby Johnson (Gable) and Red Cross nurse Lt. Jane "Snapshot" McCall (Turner). Though married, Johnson cannot help to be drawn to Jane as they slog through the hellish battlegrounds of Italy and France. As the war draws to a close, Johnson is faced with a dilemma: how can he find happiness with Jane without bringing misery to his beloved wife Penny ([[Performer~P4663~Anne Baxter~annebaxter]]). As it turns out, Fate intervenes to solve Johnson's problem. Though well-acted and directed, [[Feature~V154430~Homecoming~homecoming]] is just too thin to be spread out over 12 reels. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Clark Gable
as Ulysses Delby Johnson
Lana Turner
as Lt. Jane "Snapshot" McCall
Anne Baxter
as Penny Johnson
John Hodiak
as Dr. Robert Sunday
Ray Collins
as Lt. Col. Avory Silver
Gladys Cooper
as Mrs. Kirby
Cameron Mitchell
as Monkevickz
Marshall Thompson
as Sgt. McKeen
Lurene Tuttle
as Miss Stoker
Eloise Hardt
as Nurse
Jay Norris
as Officer
Arthur Space
as Col. Norton
Dorothy Christy
as Guest
Albert Pollet
as Waiter
James Bush
as Instructor
Nolan Leary
as Doctor
Joseph Crehan
as Col. Morgan
Frank Arnold
as Maitre d'Hotel
Jeanne Lafayette
as Girl
Phil Dunham
as Elevator Operator
Jerry Jerome
as Lieutenant
Wally Cassell
as Patient
Jeff Corey
as Cigarette Smoker
David Newell
as Surgeon
Geraldine Wall
as Head Nurse
Arthur O'Connell
as Driver
Anne Nagel
as Guest
Frank Mayo
as Doctor
William Tannen
as Attendant
Nina Borget
as Newswoman
Charles Meredith
as Major
Lew Smith
as Corpsman
Art Baker
as Williams
Alan Hale, Jr.
as M.P.
Gregg Barton
as Captain
Leslie Denison
as British Colonel
Wheaton Chambers
as Doctor


Mervyn LeRoy
Paul Osborn
Jan Lustig
Harold Hal Rosson
Charles Previn
Musical Direction/Supervision
Bronislau Kaper
Composer (Music Score)
Cedric Gibbons
Art Director
Randall Duell
Art Director
Henry W. Grace
Set Designer
Edwin B. Willis
Set Designer
Helen Rose
Costume Designer
Warren Newcombe
Special Effects
Arnold A. Gillespie
Special Effects
Jack Dawn
Sidney Kingsley
Short Story Author