Soldier Joe Allen is on a two-day leave in New York, and there he meets Alice. She agrees to show him the sights and they spend the day together. In this short time they find themselves falling in love with each other, and they decide to get married before Joe has to return to camp.
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The great accomplishment of The Clock is taking its characters and audience from the simple pleasures of Hollywood's idealized version of love, to a mature and sober understanding of what it truly means for two people to be together, all without sacrificing the happy ending which - it's true - occasionally happens in life. http://filmcapsule.com/2014/06/12/the-clock-1945/
Wow. If I were starting out as a filmmaker, I would probably look to this as an example of how to shoot so many types of simple scenes.
Kitchens, living rooms, bars, cafés, parks, streets, subways, buses, stations, zoos: characters in public spaces! Even if we are really seeing Culver City.