Starring: Richard Backus, and Nancy Marchand
Harold Krebs (Richard Backus) went off to fight World War I, “the war to end all wars.” Then he came home…and found himself wishing it had never ended. To Ernest Hemingway, the hardest part of the war was coming home. This is the essence of “Soldier's Home” -a story with many similarities to the recent experience of our Vietnam veterans.
Harold finds he doesn't fit in anymore. He's outgrown his old life and now needs peace and quiet to work things out for himself. Yet he's pressured by his loving but misunderstanding mother (Nancy Marchand) to rejoin a community in which he feels alien.
An intense a personal character study from the giant of American Literature, Harold discovers going home is never easy-and maybe it isn't even possible.
DVD Special Features
About the American Short Story Collection
Robert Geller Audio Transcript Interview
Henry Fonda Intro
Printable Study Guide
Seen on PBS