The Clock

The Clock ★★★★

Unless you're a huge Judy Garland fan, watch a ton of WWII-era films, or just happened to watch this film, there's a good chance you haven't seen THE CLOCK.

This film is one of the great underrated romantic classics. Vincente Minnelli directed his IRL new bride, Judy Garland, and Robert Walker in Garland's first truly dramatic and non-musical film role. Both Garland and Walker give touching performances as a young woman and a sweet soldier who fall passionately in love while he is on a 48-hour furlough. Knowing that Walker's character will have to return to his duties for an indefinite amount of time and that he may not come back to the love of his life alive gives the modern viewer of a look at how a young couple might have felt during World War II.

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