Homecoming (1948)





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Clark Gable stars as Ulysses Delby Johnson, a married New York doctor who enlists in the Medical Corps during World War II. He is assigned the help of Nurse Jane "Snapshot" McCall (Lana Turner); in the battlefield, the two begin to fall in love.
Drama , Romance
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Clark Gable
as Col. Ulysses Delby `Lee' Johnson
Lana Turner
as Lt. Jane `Snapshot' McCall
Anne Baxter
as Mrs. Penny Johnson
John Hodiak
as Dr. Robert Sunday
Ray Collins
as Lt. Col. Avoy Silver
Gladys Cooper
as Mrs. Kirby
Cameron Mitchell
as Monkevickz
Art Baker
as Williams
Lurene Tuttle
as Miss Stoker
William Self
as Jr. Lieutenant
Jeff Corey
as Cigarette Smoker
Thomas E. Breen
as Young Man
Phil Dunham
as Elevator Operator
Frank Mayo
as Doctor
Roger Moore
as Doctor
Dan Quigg
as Doctor
Nolan Leary
as Doctor
Kay Mansfield
as Mrs. Lovette
Peggy Baday
as Miss Simpson
Anne Nagel
as Guest
James Bush
as Instructor
David Clarke
as Sergeant
Joseph Crehan
as Col. Morgan
Bert Moorhouse
as Surgeon
David Newell
as Surgeon
John Albright
as Corpsman
Arthur Space
as Col. Norton
Wally Cassell
as Patient
Frances Pyle
as Red Cross Field Worker
Vernon P. Downing
as British Soldier
Danielle Day
as Young French Girl
James Taggart
as Lieutenant
Jerry Jerome
as Lieutenant
Lisa Gold
as Anna
Geraldine Wall
as Head Nurse
Marshall Thompson
as Sgt. McKeen
Frank Arnold
as Maitre d'Hotel
Leslie Denison
as British Colonel
Nina Borget
as Newswoman
Fern Eggen
as Nurse
Mimi Doyle
as Nurse
Lew Smith
as Corpsman
Edwin Cooper
as Head Surgeon
William Tannen
as Attendant
Gregg Barton
as Captain
Mme. Louise Colombet
as Frenchwoman
Hobart Manning
as Officer
Jay Norris
as Officer
Albert Pollet
as Waiter
Leo Vandervelde
as Page Boy
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Critic Reviews for Homecoming

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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
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Full Review… | January 27, 2006
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A serviceable MGM star-vehicle for Clark Gable and Lana Turner.

October 15, 2012

World War II romance between Clark Gable and Lana Turner that tries to lighten up a dreary drama.

Full Review… | June 8, 2011
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Audience Reviews for Homecoming

Homecoming (1948) This post-war romantic melodrama was directed by Mervyn LeRoy. The older, more mellow (and yet still very romantic) Clark Gable is more what I'm accustomed to seeing as I was growing up watching movies and this side of him is shown at it's best. The story is told in flashback, as a broken Major Ulysses Johnson (Gable) is shipped back from the war in Europe. Before he was a shallow surgeon at a prestigious hospital. He enjoys his privileged lifestyle as well as being married to beautiful and loving Penny (Anne Baxter). When his old friend Dr. Bob Sunday (John Hodiak) asked for his help influencing his colleagues, to do some pro bono work to right the terrible health conditions in a poorer neighborhood of town, he's just too busy to help. Later Ulysses joins the Army and is shipped off to Europe to work in a MASH unit. He's assigned a mouthy Lieutenant Jane McCall (Lana Turner) who everyone calls Snapshot and the sparks fly. Snapshot is a very efficient nurse and really takes good care managing the MASH unit, but she's not above telling Ulysses, (who she nicknames Useless) what she thinks. You know that in the dangers of battle that these two will grow fond of each other and that will blossom into love. It's not only the war that changes Ulysses, but the love of idealistic Jane. Of course this has always been an on-going theme that is in Gable movies.

Rick Rudge
Rick Rudge

Thoroughly enjoyable movie, very moving and contains some very stirring moments, some which left a few tears on my face. Sadly, it's almost a look into what Clark Gable really suffered as he lost his beloved wife, Carole Lombard, in a plane wreck as she helped in the war effort and how after Gable returned from his own war duty he was a changed man. Terrific performances by Gable and Lana Turner. Turner's performance in this movie should be considered one of her best.


Anne Bancroft gives a stellar performance in this sure to be family classic. The young actors are great in their roles too.

Marcie Frank
Marcie Frank

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