Frank Gilroy's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama was beautifully realized in this film adaptation. WWII has just ended, and Sheen returns home from the battle to live with parents Neal and Albertson. In the years since he's been away, his parents' marriage has disintegrated into rancor,
disagreements and highly charged hostility. Before he left, Sheen was the apple of Neal's eye and only had a passing relationship with Albertson. Now that he's matured, however, he has a closer tie to Albertson, finding that they are two of a kind. Sheen can't bear to see his parents at such
loggerheads and attempts to mediate their differences without standing in either's corner.