The Girl He Left Behind

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  • NR
  • 1956
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • 5.2  (588)

The Girl He Left Behind is a 1956 romantic comedy starring Tab Hunter, Natalie Wood, and Jessie Royce Landis. It tells the story of Andy (Hunter), a soldier in the United States Army during the Korean War who falls in love with his commanding officer's daughter, Susan (Wood). However, their relationship is cut short when Andy is discharged from the Army and Susan is sent to Europe to study.

Upon returning to his hometown, Andy finds himself struggling to find a job and adjust to civilian life. He decides to attend college using the GI Bill and runs into Susan, who has also enrolled in the same college. However, their reunion is not a joyous one as Susan is now engaged to another man and seems to have moved on from their past.

Despite Susan's engagement, Andy decides to pursue her and win her back. He tries everything from sending her flowers to writing her love letters, but Susan remains cold towards him. Meanwhile, Andy becomes close to Susan's widowed mother, Mrs. Daniels (Landis), who likes him and advises him on how to win Susan's heart.

As Andy continues to pursue Susan, he faces competition from her fiancé and is also struggling with the pressure of school and making a living. He is determined, however, to win her back and prove that he is worthy of her love.

The Girl He Left Behind is a heartwarming and humorous romp that captures the struggles of post-war America and the challenges of young love in a time of uncertainty. The chemistry between Hunter and Wood is palpable, and Landis provides a delightful comedic element to the film.

The film also touches on important themes of class and status, as Susan's family is wealthy and Andy comes from a working-class background. This creates a tension between the two characters as they struggle to bridge their differences and find common ground.

Overall, The Girl He Left Behind is a timeless romantic comedy that will leave viewers rooting for Andy and Susan's love to triumph.

The Girl He Left Behind is a 1956 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 43 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.2.

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    5.2  (588)