I'll Be Seeing You

Synopsis: Mary Marshall, serving a six year term for accidental manslaughter, is given a Christmas furlough from prison to visit her closest relatives, her uncle and his family in a small Midwestern town. On the train she meets Zach Morgan, a troubled army sergeant on leave for the holidays from a military hospital. Although his physical wounds have healed, he is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and is subject to panic attacks. The pair are attracted to one another and in the warm atmosphere of the Christmas season friendship blossoms into romance, but Mary is reluctant to tell him of her past and that she must shortly return to prison to serve the remainder of her sentence.
85 min

-A package of gum, please.

-No gum.

-Then give me a chocolate almond bar.

-Chocolate almond bar?

No chocolate almond bars and no gum.

Where have you been?

-Made up your mind yet, soldier?


All aboard.

-How much?

-Which one?

Los Angeles Westbound Express. Track two.

-This one.

-A quarter.

Temple, Pinehill...

Greenwood, and points west.

All aboard.

Los Angeles Westbound Express.

-Hey, soldier.


Forgot your magazine.

Excuse me, miss. ls this seat taken?

Do you mind if l sit here?

Are you riding alone,

or traveling with luggage?


-No, thank you.

Going my way?

Are you trying to start

a conversation with me?

Hi, everybody!


-Hi, Mac.

You at Guadal?

l wouldnt be a bit surprised

if l was in the force that moved you in there.

Could be.

We sure caught it

for the first couple of weeks down there.

Hiya, pal.

What are you crying for, dope?

The sailor said hello to you, thats all.

The kid must have

some beef against the Navy.

Say, thats quite a layout out there.

l dont like prisons.

They give me the creeps.

You got nothing to worry about.

lf you get into a jam

and wind up in the clink...

l got a friend

who can give you a low number.

Hot coffee. Get it while its hot. Coffee.

Rock breaks scissors.

-Dont l ever win one of these?

-Youll catch on to it.

-Scissors cuts paper.

-Holy cats!

-Once more. Lets go.

-Lets try it again.

-Rock breaks scissors.

-Come on.

Paper covers rock.

Scissors cuts paper.

lve been waiting for this.

No matter how this works, l lose out.

-Do you want to try it?

-Too rich for me.

-How about you, miss?

-lm afraid l couldnt take it.

What do you say we get something to eat?

lm loaded.

lll buy everybody coffee and sandwiches.

No ifs, ands, or buts. The treats on me.

Papas on leave.

-lll be back in a flash with the trash.

-lll help you carry it.

-Are you going home on furlough?


Yeah, lm on furlough.

They gave me a furlough.

ls this your first time home since....

Well, l havent got

any regular home or family.

lm just going to visit.

You traveling on business, or....

No, lm on vacation. Christmas vacation.

What kind of business are you in?

l mean, what sort of work do you do?

Well, l....

l travel.

lm a traveling saleslady.

l never heard any jokes

about traveling salesladies.

l guess there arent many.

l never would have guessed

thats what you did.

What would you have guessed?

That you were...

l dont know...

a secretary or a model maybe...

or schoolteacher.

Well, l once was a secretary...

and l wanted to be a model.

So that would have been

pretty good guessing.

Youre going all the way to L.A.?

No, l havent much farther to go,

as a matter of fact.

lm getting off at Pinehill.

Pinehill your home?

No. lm just visiting my uncle.

Thats funny. lm going to Pinehill, too.


Yeah. lm visiting there.

My sister lives in Pinehill.

-lll bet shell be very glad to see you.

-l hope so.

Maybe well run into each other there.



61 7 North Elm Street.

Oh, wait. lf....

lf anybody tried to telephone you,

how could they get you?

Well, my uncles name

is in the telephone book.

-Henry Marshall.

-Henry Marshall?

-Whats your name?

-Mary Marshall.

Mary Marshall. Goodbye.

Wait a minute.

lf somebody calls and says

its Zachary Morgan, thats me.

Glad to meet you.

Merry Christmas.

lf theres anything you want, just holler.

We like to do whatever we can.

Dont get worried, Zach.

That bayonet wound is all healed...

but the wound in your mind

is going to take a little more time.

Thats why the doctors gave you

this 10-day leave from the hospital...

to prove to you

that you can go out in the world again...

and find a place for yourself.

Its going to take a little while

to get your timing back.

Youll still drop things and be a little slow,

but youll get well.

They told you you would.

The important thing is not to get too tired,

not to give in.

Then you wont get any of those....

Those things that wind up

with a shot in the arm, or a tub...

or that little room with a barred window.

You can fight those things off, Zach,

if youll believe that youll get well.

Stop thinking about yourself, Zach.

Youll get well.

-Here you are.

-Aunt Sarah.

-Welcome home, dear. Come on in.

-Thank you.

-How was your trip?

-lt was fine.

You havent changed, Mary, not at all.

Thank you, Aunt Sarah.

lts so good to be here.

lm so glad to have you with us, dear.

Awfully glad.

Barbara, come on down.

You can share Barbaras room.

-l dont want to disturb anybody. l dont--

-Nonsense. Barbara will love to have you.

Here, for Heavens sake, give me your coat.

Anyway, its the guest room,

or it was before Barbara was born.

Besides, l think itd be

a very good thing for Barbara. Shes 1 7.


And shes pretty, spoiled, and at an age....

You know.

l think an older girl will be a very good thing

for her right now, like you.

Yes, like you.

Theres a million things to talk about,

but first you want to wash up.

Hello, Mary. lm awfully glad to see you.

Hello, Barbara.

Why, l never would have known you.

-Shes grown into a beauty.

-Welcome home.

-Take Mary up to your room, dear.

-Follow me, lady, to my boudoir.

Although its small,

not much bigger than a cell.

lm sorry, Mary.

Look, theres just one thing.

We all know that lve been in prison,

and that lm going back in eight days.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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