Dana Andrews is his cool, charming, warm, funny best, with that usual holding back all the time that makes him slow to like and easy to love. Susan Hayward shows the range she had, from cold, selfish conniver to warm and bubbly innocent. Quite a remarkable pair of performances, and a plot that circles around on itself nicely.
The screen writing was by the famous Epstein brothers, who also wrote the core of "Casablanca" another movie about the start of America's involvement in the warand there are some zingers here. And some over the top weepy lines, too. If this movie isn't archetypal or classic, it's only because a few small things don't fully click. One of them might be the all-too-ordinary scenes--there is nothing bigger than life here except the story itself, which of course is meant to be familiar and not bigger than life at all, yet it is because it's so dramatic.
There are secondary actors who hold up in varying degrees. Robert Keith plays Hayward's father with total sympathy, but Jessie Royce Landis as her mother is a bit of her usual caricature, not quite fitting in here except for some light comedy. Kent Smith is a perfect second man, the "good" man who is more honor than charm, but still likable, and Lois Wheeler is a great if somewhat predictable second woman, also all goodness.
But the story, as ordinary as the elements of it are on purpose, grows in its intensity scene by scene until a slightly sudden and convenient wrap. This is a great one, really, especially if you like films of the period dealing with the war from the home front perspective. There are a few scenes sprinkled through the film that touch on archetypal America--a football game, and a radio announcement saying that a ship had been hit in Pearl Harbor, and good old Grand Central Station.
Don't miss this one. Details Edit. Release date January 21, United States. United States. Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut. Doggie in the Window Here in My Heart Be My Love Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy Half as Much I Wanna Be Loved Let Me Go, Lover Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Wanted Tell Me You're Mine Little White Cloud That Cried Three Coins in the Fountain I'm Walking Behind You You, You, You. Paper Dolls 2. Cool Water 4. Sh-Boom 5. Goodnight Irene 6.
The Gypsy 7. Moonlight Cocktail 8. You, You, You 9. Mister Sandman Istanbul Not Constantinople Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight On the Sunny Side of the Street Dream It's a Blue World My Adobe Hacienda Hearts of Stone A Gal in Calico Sin Daddy The Object of My Affection Mairzy Doats Tracks of Disc 2 1.
Shoo Shoo Baby 2. I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo 3. Sentimental Me 4. Until 5. If I Didn't Care 6. Trying 7. Down by the Riverside 8. Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet 9. Heart of My Heart My Heart Is a Hobo Lazy River Tumbling Tumbleweeds Cruising Down the River Tzena, Tzena, Tzena I Can Dream, Can't I Bidin' My Time Oh, Happy Day Open the Door Richard Rag Mop Woody Woodpecker Tracks of Disc 3 1.
Stranger in Paradise 2. It Happened Once Before 3. Glow Worm 4. Jingle, Jangle, Jingle 5. On Top of Old Smoky 6. To Each His Own 7. Baby Face 8. Alexander's Ragtime Band Zip-a-Dee Doo-Dah Candy Muskrat Ramble Power Your Face With Sunshine Bei Mir Bist du Schoen Bermuda Undecided The Mocking Bird The Woodchuck Song Anniversary Song Basin Street Blues Bonaparte's Retreat 4.
The Tennessee Waltz 6. Hoop Dee Doo 8. It Isn't Fair 9. The Cry of the Wild Goose I'll Never Oh Foolish Heart - Johnny Yates - Oh Foolish Heart / Standing On The Outside (Vinyl) Free Chatanoogie Shoe Shine Boy Harbour Lights There's No Tomorrow Bewitched Dearie My Foolish Heart Daddy's Little Girl The Old Master Painter Thinking of You Hello Italy!
Mother Brown And Other Funny Fontana Di Trevi 2. Corrin Corrina 3. Dammi Dammi Dammi 4. Fiamma D'Amor 5. Volare 6. Luna Malinconica 7. Ritorna A Me 8. Chi Sara 9. Natsu Rossi Ciao Ciao Bambina Tre Campane Arrivederci Roma Knees Up! Mother Brown The Daily Double Blues Two Ton Tessie. Essential Collection 3-CD. You, You, You 2. Can Anyone Explain? Melodie d'Amour Melody of Love 4. Can't I? The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane 6. Undecided 7. A Tree Oh Foolish Heart - Johnny Yates - Oh Foolish Heart / Standing On The Outside (Vinyl) the Meadow 8.
Cruising Down the River 9. It Must Be True Let's Walk and Talk Next Time It Happens Ol' Man River Sing Me a Song of the Islands That's the Way Love Goes To Think You've Chosen Me Crazy 'Cause I Love You Forever Darling I'm Gonna Love You Just a Dream of You Dear Music by the Angels My Favourite Song Anniversary Song Tracks of Disc 2 1.
Sentimental Me 2. If You Want My Heart 4. One More Time 7. The Moon of Manakoora 9. You Are My Oh Foolish Heart - Johnny Yates - Oh Foolish Heart / Standing On The Outside (Vinyl) Gotta Be This or That I Saw Esau My Bonnie Lassie Candy Bar Boogie Dry Bones I Hadn't Anyone Till You Joshua Fit de Battle of Jericho Wagon Wheels Blue Hawaii Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder Auf Weiderseh'n Sweetheart Tracks of Disc 3 1.
Rag Mop 2. Sentimental Journey 3. Autumn Leaves 4. Cradle Song 5. Game of Love 6. It Only Hurts for a Little While 7. Lonely Wine 8. Everything's Gonna Be All Right 9. Blue Prelude Hawaiian War Chant My Love, Your Love Once Upon a Tune Shadrack Stardust Sympathetic Eyes The Man with the Banjo You and I The Last Round-Up Break the Bonds That Bind Me No Moon at All Somewhere There Must Be Happiness Moonlight Bay 2.
Ruby Baby 3. Drip Drop 4. I Gotta Get Myself a Woman 5. Fools Fall In Love 6. Hypnotized 7. Yodee Yakee 8. I Know 9. Soldier Of Fortune Drifting Away From You Your Promise to Be Mine It Was a Tear Adorable Steamboat Save the Last Dance for Me I Count the Tears Somebody New Dancing With You Jackpot Sweets for My Sweet Mexican Divorce Some Kind Of Wonderful Please Stay Nobody but Me Room Full of Tears Money Honey Such a Night Honey Love Dance with Me Up on the Roof One Kiss Led To another 3.
Brazil 4. Wrap it up 7. Riot in Cell Block 9 8. Young Blood 9. Loop De Loop Mambo One Kiss I Must Be Dreaming Lola Framed Down in Mexico Wait a Minute Stewball The Snake and the Bookworm What About Us Little Egypt Ying-Yang Wake Me, Shake Me Run Red, Run My Babe Bad Blood Girls, Girls, Girls Yakety Yak Charlie Brown That is Rock and Roll Poison Ivy Tracks of Disc 3 1.
My Prayer 2. Why Should I 3. Remember When 4. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered 5. I Wanna 6. Have Mercy 8. Someone to Watch over Me 9. At Your Beck and Call On My Word Of Honor Heaven on Earth Glory of Love Heart of Stone September in the Rain I Give You My Word In the Still Of the Night Take Me in Your Arms You Can Depend On Me Temptation Only You The Great Pretender Twilight Time Love, Love, Love 2.
Lovey Dovey 3. Ting-a-Ling 5. I Played the Fool 6. Hey Miss Fanny 7. Middle of the Night 9. Blue Velvet Little Mama Here Goes a Fool Steve Perry truly has a great voice. General Comment This is one of he's Oh Foolish Heart - Johnny Yates - Oh Foolish Heart / Standing On The Outside (Vinyl) in my opinion. No one else could capture he's soul and he's heart that's in the song.
Not sure if it's true in Steve Perry's life, but the song speaks to everybody in General that's been hurt before.
Airazor65 on January 06, General Comment "I need a love that's strong I'm so tired of being alone" Best lines. Great song. General Comment Dude, I'm pretty certain I've commented on this before. Oh Foolish Heart - Johnny Yates - Oh Foolish Heart / Standing On The Outside (Vinyl) not I but another me. Private joke hardy hae har. The setting is a darkened hall with the camera overlooking a balcony rail towards the stage.
On the stage, in a blue spotlight, is a boom mic and a stool. Perry walks onto the stage, sits and the song begins. Over the course of the video, the camera pans towards the stage, pauses a brief moment on Perry and then slowly returns to its original position over the balcony rail. At the end of the song, Perry walks off stage.
There is an alternate 'holiday' ending to this video which is rarely included. A second camera shot shows Perry walking off the stage towards the camera.
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