While on a bender, washed-out writer and WWII vet Dave Hirsh (Frank Sinatra)-in the company of floozy Ginny Moorehead (Shirley MacLaine)-hopped a bus to his small Indiana home town. As he seeks to reconnect with family and fit back in, he finds that the idealized surface of the community covers a multitude of deceptions and lies, in Vincente Minnelli's filming of the James Jones novel. Dean Martin, Arthur Kennedy, Martha Hyer also star. 136 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English DTS HD mono Master Audio; Subtitles: English (SDH).