- Director:Jack Conway
- Writer:Anne Morrison Chapin,Whitfield Cook
- Cast:Van Johnson,June Allyson,Thomas Mitchell
- Time:1h 31min
|Complete credited cast:|
|Van Johnson||-||Alec Brooke|
|June Allyson||-||Nancy Frazer|
|Thomas Mitchell||-||Capt. Thad Vail|
|Marilyn Maxwell||-||Diana Case|
|Cameron Mitchell||-||Lt. Joe Moore|
|Claude Jarman Jr.||-||Alec (Age 14)|
|Henry Hull||-||Dr. William G. Brooke|
|Geraldine Wall||-||Mrs. Martha Brooke|
|Barbara Brown||-||Della Parkson|
|Paul Harvey||-||John Case|
|Charles Evans||-||Colonel Taylor|
The original ending for the film had Van Johnson hearing over his radio that the ship on which his lady-love, June Allyson, was serving had been sunk. Johnson then died and the picture ended. The New York Times reported on November 17, 1946 that 40 percent of the audience opinion cards handed out at a preview of the film in Los Angeles demanded that Johnson's character live. MGM spent $50,000 to shoot scenes for a new ending, which also had Allyson's character surviving as well.
Third of six movies that paired June Allyson and Van Johnson.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 24, 1949 with Van Johnson reprising his film role.
This film received its USA television premiere Saturday 13 October 1956 when it inaugurated the television presentation of the 700+ title MGM film library on WFIL (Channel 6) in Philadelphia; it was next telecast in Los Angeles Friday 26 October 1956 on KTTV (Channel 11) , in Altoona PA Saturday 17 November 1956 on WFBG (Channel 10, in Seattle 2 December 1956 on KING (Channel 5), in New York City Saturday 29 December 1956 on WCBS (Channel 2) and in Chicago Saturday 16 March 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2); in Minneapolis it first aired 2 October 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9) and in San Francisco 2 February 1958 on KGO (Channel 7).
The tornado footage and sounds was recycled from the Wizard of Oz (1939). It was also reused in Cabin in the Sky (1943).