after arriving in New York City to begin a two-day leave, Corporal Joe
Allen meets Alice and falls instantly in love with her. Spending the
afternoon sightseeing around New York and become better acquainted,
the two bid each other farewell. Joe is unable to bear the thought that
he may never see her again and chases after the bus on foot.
When Alice tells her roommate and co-worker Helen, she advises her to
stay away from soldiers and warns her that they only break hearts when
they leave. She meets Joe for dinner. In their romantic pursuits, they
forget the time and accidentally miss the last bus. Joe later hails
a milk truck, asking for a ride home. Into the early morning hours,
the three have become fast friends. A drunk engages the milkman in an
argument and punches him. Unable to continue his milk run, Joe and Alice
complete his deliveries.
A series of bureaucratic complications over blood tests delay their
marriage, but Alice and Joe eventually get their City Hall wedding when
they appeal their case directly to a judge. Joe bids Alice farewell
the following morning, confident that they will be reunited as husband
and wife when he returns from the war.
Judy Garland - Alice Mayberry
Robert Walker - Cpl. Joe Allen
James Gleason - Al Henry
Keenan Wynn - Luncheonette Drunk Marshall Thompson - Bill
Lucile Gleason - Mrs. Al Henry
Ruth Brady - Helen