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Plot: Teenager Homer Macauley stays at home in small-town Ithaca to support his family while his older brother Marcus prepares to go to war.
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Great, Great Piece Of Americana
This is a unique drama, one of those unusual dramas where there are no villains, no evil people. Yet, it’s not a sweet-and-sugary movie, either. It’s simply a “slice of life,” as they say, or “Americana.” In the case, about life in a small California town during the middle of World War II. It is very true to the book written by William Saroyan.
The story features genuinely nice people who trust one another, respect one another, have manners, read the Bible and say their prayers, do what they are told and apologize if they are nasty….not exactly what you’ve seen in films in the past half century.
Although the film is a bunch of vignettes featuring a number of characters, Mickey Rooney is the central figure and I wonder if he ever was better. He is outstanding in here. I never realized what a good actor he was until I saw this movie.
Frank Morgan also was memorable in here, and I usually didn’t care for the roles he played many times. But here, he’s very serious and honest and real.
The “slices of life” include Rooney and his family, school friends, his job as a telegram delivery boy; Morgan and his drinking problem; James Craig and his romance; Van Johnson and his army buddies and Jackie “Butch” Jenkins and his little friends.
Also of note are three young military men making an appearance, actors who became well known by the end of the decade: Robert Mitchum, Barry Nelson and Don DeFore. Donna Reed, Fay Bainter and Marsha Hunt add the female touch and a big dose of wholesome beauty. This has a deep cast, as you can see. There are other recognizable actors in here, too, such as “Alfalfa” (Carl Switzer) of “Our Gang” fame.
This picture of “Americana” is so innocent compared to today, it is almost shocking. A kiss was a big deal; nobody locked their doors at night; the girls went out on blind dates with the soldiers and all treated each other with respect.
It’s a very sentimental film, which is another reason I like it. It’s a sad comment about film critics who think that “sentimental” is a dirty word, but even those cynics still had praise for this film. It’s so well done that it’s hard not to praise it. See for yourself.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 57 min (117 min) (Turner library print) (copyright length)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Family
Director Clarence Brown
Writer William Saroyan, Howard Estabrook, Herman J. Mankiewicz
Actors Mickey Rooney, Frank Morgan, James Craig
Country United States
Awards Won 1 Oscar. 2 wins & 5 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length 3,203.75 m (12 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm