While You Were Mine

Rating: Unrated
While You Were Mine

It’s 1945, the war is over, and the crowd has gathered in Times Square, because that’s what a crowd does, right? And a man named John, just returned from the European theater, comes calling to see his family in New York, only to find that his wife has vanished, and their daughter is being cared for by the wife’s roommate Gwen, who couldn’t just abandon the poor child. John, mystified by this turn of events, decides on a plan: he will divorce his faithless spouse in absentia, and he will create a new family unit: himself, his daughter, and Gwen. Gwen, at least at first, doesn’t see it that way. By most measures, this is a pretty cut-and-dried domestic romance, but the Manhattan background is nice to have, and the difficulties of returned soldiers who essentially brought the horror of war back with them make for a viable subplot or two.