Yanks 02/02/19

Twilight Time

A million American GIs are bivouacked in the English countryside, awaiting debarkation to France… and the green fields are loaded with young English women, whose own men have been off fighting for years. John Schlesinger puts together a good drama, with an excellent cast; he also avoids the expected ‘please wait for me!’ clich├ęs attendant to this subgenre of war film. The exemplary cast finds a fine role for Richard Gere, while the lovely Lisa Eichhorn takes the acting honors. Especially good are the unusual pairing of William Devane and Vanessa Redgrave. Co-star Chick Vennera helps with a commentary track. On Blu-ray from Twilight Time.