A heartwarming film concerning the adjustment of WW II vet Holden and his young wife, Crain, and their search for values and roots in the turbulent, avaricious boom years of the late 1940s. Seaton's subtle direction depicts the young couple's everyday struggles in dealing with trailer
life, laundromats, and store bargains. All the while Holden attempts to get through college on the GI Bill and find a decent place for his wife to live. Crain finds an old college professor, Gwenn, living alone in a large house depressed, thinking of suicide; he has come to believe that his life
is over, that the ideals and noble purposes of the past have been forgotten. She convinces...