Every second a heart-beat
A G.I. en route to Europe falls in love during a whirlwind two-day leave in New York City.
One of the best pieces of direction in Minnelli's highly illustrious oeuvre. The camera glides and careens like an Ophüls waltz.
I don't remember much about this one besides them taking over the milk delivery route.
Reasonable romance with pleasingly likable performances by Judy Garland and Robert Walker. The narrative is soft and easy, but the chemistry between the leads justifies the flighty tone. The busy New York depicted is subtly interesting and provides a nice mise en scene for examining issues of privacy, romance, censorship and public understanding of World War 2.
Love Minnelli to pieces but I wasn't invested in this for a second. Milquetoast BRIEF ENCOUNTER, low stakes and underbaked. Even Garland can't save it. Also, not fair really but Minnelli in B&W is an ultra-bummer.
"A soldier meets a girl in New York, and guess what? They fall in love. Unchallenging story which New York lovers will love because its set in New York."
I cannot believe this romance for one second. Robert Walker is hilariously miscast and Judy Garland always acts as if she is moments away from being strangled in an amusement park. You know you are in trouble when one of the key events of the film is an attempt to get a blood test... New York state law.