you came along
the year: 1945
the genre: drama
the cast: Robert Cummings (Major Bob Collins); Lizabeth Scott (Ivy Hotchkiss); Don DeFore (Captain W. “Shakespeare” Anders); Charles Drake (Lt. R. “Handome” Janoschek)
the plot: While participating in a nationwide war-bond drive, three rowdy war heroes-Bob Collins, Shakespeare and Handsome -elect to have as much fun as possible, which translates to an endless supply of wine, women and song. The three carousers are chaperoned (after a misunderstanding) on their tour by pretty Ivy Hotchkiss, with whom Bob falls deeply and genuinely in love. After some amusing escapades, Bob and Ivy become romantically involved, agreeing it's "just fun up in the air." Then Ivy finds out the real reason why it shouldn't be anything more.
don’t miss: Bob edging the other two guys out of time with Ivy.
check out: the Fliers Chapel at the Mission Inn in Riverside. Quaint.
listen for: the title song “You Came Along.”
count: how many war bond rallies the flyers attend.
you might: recognize “Handsome” from A Night in Casablanca – in that movie Charles Drake played the hero, Lt. Delmar.
and p.s. Erika has requested that I let you know that this has a bittersweet ending. Hanky rating 2 (out of 5).