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When was first released in 1948, some observers felt that Clark Gable's unusually sensitive performance was based on his own memories of losing his wife Carole Lombard in a 1942 plane crash. Intriguingly, Gable's co-star is Lana Turner, 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 (Anne Baxter). As it turns out, Fate intervenes to solve Johnson's problem. Though well-acted and directed, is just too thin to be spread out over 12 reels. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

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
Frank Arnold
as Maitre d'Hotel
Art Baker
as Williams
Gregg Barton
as Captain
Nina Borget
as Newswoman
James Bush
as Instructor
Wally Cassell
as Patient
Wheaton Chambers
as Doctor
Dorothy Christy
as Guest
Jeff Corey
as Cigarette Smoker
Joseph Crehan
as Col. Morgan
Leslie Denison
as British Colonel
Mimi Doyle
Phil Dunham
as Elevator Operator
William Forrest
Alan Hale, Jr.
as M.P.
Jerry Jerome
as Lieutenant
Virginia Kelly
Michael Kirby
Jeanne Lafayette
as Girl
Nolan Leary
as Doctor
Queenie Leonard
Alphonse Martell
Frank Mayo
as Doctor
Charles Meredith
as Major
Ralph Montgomery
Bert Moorhouse
Anne Nagel
as Guest
David Newell
as Surgeon
Jay Norris
as Officer
Arthur O'Connell
as Driver
Broderick O'Farrell
Albert Pollet
as Waiter
George Sherwood
Lew Smith
as Corpsman
Arthur Space
as Col. Norton
William Tannen
as Attendant
Geraldine Wall
as Head Nurse
Dan Quigg
Honor Blackman
Jeff Corey
as Cigarette Smoker
Phil Dunham
as Elevator Operator
Frank Arnold
as Maitre d'Hotel
Arthur Space
as Col. Norton
Wally Cassell
as Patient
Gregg Barton
as Captain
Jay Norris
as Officer
Dorothy Christy
as Guest
Art Baker
as Williams
Anne Nagel
as Guest
Frank Mayo
as Doctor
Geraldine Wall
as Head Nurse
Joseph Crehan
as Col. Morgan
William Tannen
as Attendant
David Newell
as Surgeon
Nina Borget
as Newswoman
Leslie Denison
as British Colonel
Arthur O'Connell
as Driver
Nolan Leary
as Doctor
Lew Smith
as Corpsman
Jeanne Lafayette
as Girl
Wheaton Chambers
as Doctor
Albert Pollet
as Waiter
Charles Meredith
as Major
Jerry Jerome
as Lieutenant
Alan Hale, Jr.
as M.P.
James Bush
as Instructor

Crew

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