The Clock


The Clock

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The Clock was designed by MGM as a "small" picture--though characteristically, it was a bigger production than most "A" efforts from any other studio. Paul Gallico's simple story involves a girl (Judy Garland) and a GI (Robert Walker), who meet under the huge clock at New York's Pennsylvania Station. Over the next 48 hours, the girl and the soldier fall in love, make the acquaintance of such lovable gotham types as cabbie James Gleason and inebriate Keenan Wynn, and decide to get married before the GI is shipped out again. The enormous Pennsylvania Station set, combined with some unusually convincing back projection (MGM was hitherto notorious for the worst back projection in the business) has convinced even lifelong New Yorkers that The Clock was actually lensed in Manhattan rather than Hollywood. Director Vincente Minnelli injected further visual dynamism in The Clock by seldom repeating the same camera angle twice.

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Robert Walker
as Cpl. Joe Allen
Judy Garland
as Alice Maybery
Keenan Wynn
as The Drunk
James Gleason
as Al Henry
Lucille Gleason
as Mrs. Al Henry
Paul E. Burns
as Bartender
Chester Clute
as Michael Henry
Dick Elliott
as Friendly Man
Moyna MacGill
as Luncheonette Lady
Arthur Space
as Blood Tester
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Critic Reviews for The Clock

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Audience Reviews for The Clock

  • Sep 05, 2010
    Two people meet, fall in love at first sight, and get married the end. Interesting and sweet, but predictable and silly at the same time.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Apr 26, 2010
    Very romantic and emotional. Certain parts are so corny but somehow, before you realize it, your spirit is captured and floating away with the emotion in the film.
    Dannielle A Super Reviewer
  • Apr 04, 2007
    sweet gentle low key film with a non-singing Judy.
    jay n Super Reviewer

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