The Clock (Under the Clock)
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The Clock was designed by MGM as a "small" picture--though characteristically, it was a bigger production than most "A" efforts from any other studio. Paul Gallico's simple story involves a girl (Judy Garland) and a GI (Robert Walker), who meet under the huge clock at New York's Pennsylvania Station. Over the next 48 hours, the girl and the soldier fall in love, make the acquaintance of such lovable gotham types as cabbie James Gleason and inebriate Keenan Wynn, and decide to get married before the GI is shipped out again. The enormous Pennsylvania Station set,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Billed in some circles as the original Before Sunrise, Vincente Minnelli's The Clock doesn't come particularly close to reaching those hallowed grounds, but its structure and conclusion certainly make the comparison understandable."
‑ Gabe Leibowitz,
"It's hard not to be moved by its heart-warming romantic tale."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A nice little wartime romance. Garland and Walker are sweet at the young couple in love."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"Evanescent romance braving urban landscapes and wartime ruptures, captured by a gliding-craning-caressing camera"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Drama with spectacular crowd scenes, showing life in New York City."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"...generally as affable and lighthearted as its premise might have indicated."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"The beginning and ending are symmetrical: Story opens at Penn State, picking up a soldier (Robert Walker) in the crowd, and it ends when Alice (Judy Garland) sees him off at Penn State, when her figure is lost in the crowd"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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