An unabashed three-hanky movie and the final film of director W.S. Van Dyke II's distinguished career. John and Nora Davis (Robert Young and Laraine Day) are an American couple in London during the Blitz. Nora is awaiting their first child while John, a journalist, covers the war for US
readers. During an air raid, John meets young Peter Humphreys (William Severn), and takes him to a home for orphans; his wife, meanwhile, is injured, loses the child, and has to return to the States. John remains in London, promising to join her as soon as he can. After visiting Peter and meeting
the boy's sister, Margaret (Margaret O'Brien), a child fearful of everything, John beco...