Yanks (1979)



United States



John Schlesinger

Al Matthews, Angela Curran, Annie Ross, Antony Sher, Arlen Dean Snyder, Caroline Blakiston, Chick Vennera, David Baxt, Derek Thompson, Donald Pickering, Eugene Lipinski, Everett McGill, Francis Napier, Gerald James, Harry Ditson, Janet Dale, Jeremy Newson, Joan Hickson, Joe Gladwin, John Ratzenberger, June Ellis, Lisa Eichhorn, Margaret Lacey, Patrick Durkin, Paula Tilbrook, Paul Luty, Rachel Roberts, Ray Hassett, Richard Gere, Simon Harrison, Stephen Whittaker, Vanessa Redgrave, Wendy Morgan, Weston Gavin, William Devane

During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities, many of the Brits don't much like the brash Yanks, especially when it comes to the G.I.s making advances on the lonely British girls, some whose boyfriends are also away for the war. One Yank/Brit relationship that develops is between married John, an Army Captain, and the aristocratic Helen, whose naval husband is away at war. Helen does whatever she needs to support the war effort. Helen loves her husband, but Helen and John are looking for some comfort during the difficult times. Another relationship develops between one of John's charges, Matt, a talented mess hall cook, and Jean. Jean is apprehensive at first about even seeing Matt, who is persistent in his pursuit of her. Jean is in a committed relationship with the kind Ken, her childhood sweetheart who is also away at war. But Jean is attracted to the respect with which Matt treats her.


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