This film makes me cry every time I see it. The film is about the "home front" during World War II and it won Colbert her third Oscar nomination. The film was produced by David O. Selznick and attempts to capture a typical American home and how the family is impacted by the head, Mr. Hilton going off to war. Colbert plays Mrs. Hilton who is mother to two teenager daughters played by Jennifer Jones and Shirley Temple.
They take in a border, suffer food shortages and loss of loved ones. While its pure melodrama, I love to watch it.