Middle-class middle-America...the inside story? Hardly, but nonetheless a surprisingly engrossing, if shallow and overlong, Hollywood vision of 1950s thirtysomethings, with Peck turning in a dignified title role.
Tom Rath has a $10K mortgage, three brats, and psycho-Betsy (Jones). Fun. He also has bad memories of WWII, where he knifed a German during a freezing winter for his coat, had a fling with wistful peasant Maria (Pavan), and threw a grenade which accidentally killed his best friend. Oops. Acquiring
a new, lucrative position writing speeches for avuncular company president Ralph (March), Tom must choose between working overtime on the job or on his relati...