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Homecoming (MGM 1948, Clark Gable, Lana Turner)

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Told in flashback, wartime romantic melodrama Homecoming depicts the repercussions of an extramarital affair on the front lines. Clark Gable enlists as an army surgeon, leaving behind a wife (Anne Baxter) and home. He finds comfort in the arms of Lana Turner, a battlefield nurse. They survive and love as the bombs fly. A postwar potboiler with a better-than-average cast.

Anne Baxter worked at 20th Century Fox, but the studio lent her to MGM to work with husband John Hodiak on this.

Based on Sidney Kingsley’s story “The Homecoming of Ulysses.”

production details
USA / MGM / 113 minutes / 1948

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Writers: Jan Lustig, Sidney Kingsley, Paul Osborn

cast
Clark Gable as Col. Ulysses Delby ‘Lee’ Johnson
Lana Turner as Lt. Jane ‘Snapshot’ McCall
Cameron Mitchell as Stanley M. ‘Monk’ Monkevickz
Anne Baxter as Mrs. Penny Johnson
Gladys Cooper as Mrs. Kirby
John Hodiak as Dr. Robert Sunday
Alan Hale Jr. as Military Policeman (uncredited)
Ray Collins as Lt. Col. Avery Silver
Anne Nagel as Guest (uncredited)
Frank Mayo as Doctor (uncredited)
Frank McLure as Elevator Passenger (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse as Surgeon (uncredited)
Arthur O’Connell as Ambulance Attendant (uncredited)

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