While stationed in a small Lancashire town as they await D-Day, three American soldiers become involved in romances with local women.
Some interesting performances from the principal players – including Richard Gere, Lisa Eichhorn, Vanessa Redgrave, William Devane and Rachel Roberts – and an old-fashioned (1940s) romantic air help the film along nicely, despite a series of events which are quite predictable.
Richard Gere always looks good in uniform and director John Schlesinger gives a nice touch to the simmering juxtaposition of British working-class morality on a buzz bomb collision course with young adult hormones.
The strong ensemble cast interplays superbly, and the scene where the lads march off for D-Day is particularly moving.
Sergeant Matt Dyson
Sergeant Danny Ruffalo
Arlen Dean Snyder