The New Pictures, May 14, 1945

The Clock (M.G.M.), at its best, is so good that it inspires ingratitude for not being great. Its basic story is about as simple and moving as they come. A country-bred corporal (Robert Walker) arrives in New York to spend his last two days' leave before going overseas. After one brief look at the overwhelming city he ducks back into Penn Station. There he stumbles across a girl (Judy Garland), a little Manhattan office worker as lonely as he is.

Together they spend the afternoon sightseeing, the evening strolling in a tamed glade...

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