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Directed by Vincente Minnelli • 1945 • United States
Starring Judy Garland, Robert Walker, James Gleason
Judy Garland received her first serious, non-musical role in this swooning romance exquisitely directed by her soon-to-be husband Vincente Minnelli. While on forty-eight-hour-leave in New York, young GI Joe Allen (Robert Walker) meets office worker Alice Maybery (Garland) amid the hustle and bustle of Penn Station. Over two whirlwind days, the impossible happens: the two strangers fall in love with each other, with the city, and with its colorful inhabitants. But what happens to their whirlwind affair when he ships out?