For a debut film that beats out the career peaks from so many other directors, I guess I stumble a bit when I hear it being called 'piss-poor'. Even for Dorothy McGuire's quiet and subtle performance alone, this film is clearly good. I found this more moving and true-to-life than On the Waterfront, though not by much. It really grabs you by the soul.

6 years ago


It's not one of my favorite films, but I can't imagine finding a film like this "piss-poor." It's solid filmmaking, with memorable characters and some genuinely moving moments.

8 years ago


Sentimental and endearing, a quintessential Forties masterpiece. James Dunn and Peggy Ann Garner are beyond fantastic.

8 years ago

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