Ben Hecht was usually a lot more cynical than he apppears in the novel and screenplay for this hankie-grabber. Wyman is a plain secretary who works in an office headed by Clark and is best friend to old maid Heckart. However, she spends most of her time trying to bring her mother,
Hutchinson, out of the depression the woman went into when her husband, Gargan, left her years before. Wyman meets Johnson in New York's Central Park during a rainstorm. He's a Tennessee boy, and the two of them, though from very diverse backgrounds, fall in love. Johnson goes overseas with his
service unit, dies in action, and Wyman begins to physically disintegrate. Her health, never ve...