Critics didn't much care for this picture, but the public, tired of war movies, flocked to see it, and it was a large success. The studio finished the shooting at the beginning of March, 1944, but waited until after January 1, 1946 before releasing it. Stanwyck has just buried her husband
in the wealthy area of Lake Forest, Illinois, and is now faced with the prospect of raising her two young sons, Cooper and Beckett, alone. If she lives frugally, she can stay in the large home and manage. With her husband gone, she throws herself into work for the war effort and devotes herself to
the boys, while fending off the advances of the various men (all married) who think ...