Sunday Dinner for a Soldier
|Sunday Dinner for a Soldier|
|Directed by||Lloyd Bacon|
|Produced by||Walter Morosco|
|Written by||Martha Cheavens (story)|
|Music by||Alfred Newman|
|Edited by||J. Watson Webb Jr.|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|Box office||$2 million|
A poor family in Florida saves all the money they can in order to plan a Sunday dinner for a soldier at a local Army airbase. They don't realize that their request to invite the soldier never got mailed. On the day of the scheduled dinner, another soldier is brought to their home and love soon blossoms between him (Hodiak) and Tessa (Baxter), the young woman who runs the home.
On February 19, 1945, Baxter, Hodiak, and Winninger appeared in a radio adaptation of the film on Lux Radio Theatre.
- "The Screen; Crisis and Romance", The New York Times (January 25, 1945)