Roger spends the rest of the day in the record store and purchases 27 records even though he does not own a record player as Julie finds out when he walks her home.
After dating for some time, Roger is chosen to replace and American Journalist in Japan. It is a great opportunity for Roger, but he does not want to go without Julie so he proposes. Julie has been in love with Roger for while and happily accepts his proposal. It is New Years Eve and Roger has to leave shortly to catch a train to San Francisco where he will then continue to Hong Kong. Roger doesn’t want to leave without first marrying Julie. He is afraid that some other guy could come along and steal her heart, so Roger and Julie get married that night just before he has to catch the train to San Francisco.
An earthquake in Hong Kong destroys their house and causes Julie to have a miscarriage. Julie is left unable to have anymore babies and is devastated.
After two years of marriage Roger and Julie apply to adopt a child and meet Miss Oliver at the agency. Roger and Julie are both very excited about it but nervous at the same time. The process of adoption is not what they expected and they are told that there is a long waiting list for type of child Roger and Julie desire to have. They want a boy who is two years old and has curly hair and blue eyes. This part turns me off a little because it is so superficial. Roger and Julie also did not realize that they would be investigated first. The agency is not going to just hand them over a baby just because they want one. Miss Oliver is very firm but she has a heart and recognizes that Roger and Julie would make loving and caring parents.
Miss Oliver makes the required surprise visit to see how Roger and Julie really live. The house is a mess because Julie is busy giving it a thorough cleaning. Julie is uncomfortable over the fact that Miss Oliver caught her and their apartment is disarray. The only room that is perfect at the moment is the child’s room and Miss Oliver is very impressed.
Miss Oliver is partial to Julie and Roger and gives them a call when a 5 week old baby girl named Trina becomes available for adoption. At first Roger is not keen on it because he wants a boy, but once he sees the little girl his heart opens up.
Julie doesn’t want to part with the baby girl and the couple takes Trina home for a one year period. If everything goes well they will go before the court for final adoption.
It is funny and endearing watching Julie and Roger’s first few days with baby Trina.
Father daughter bonding is taking place. Roger is really loving having Trina with them.
A year has passed and it is time for Julie and Roger to go before the court for final adoption of Trina. They love Trina and enjoy being her parents. Unfortunately, the newspaper had to shut down and there is currently no income coming in. Roger and Julie must prove they have sufficient income or else Trina will be taken from them.
Several years have gone by and Roger and Trina enjoy being parents to Trina. Trina is also going to be in the school Christmas pageant playing the part of a cloud and echo. Trina is not going to be seen because she will be behind a huge cut out of clouds. It is such a touching scene that brought out more tears from me. Carey Grant and Irene Dunne plays the part of proud and loving parents to Trina so well.
Julie is finishing up packing and awaiting Apple Jack’s return with her train tickets that will take her away. Apple Jack knows that Julie and Roger still over each other and wishes he could do something to help them.
Roger does return to the apartment before Julie leaves and they have a few words with each other. Roger is disappointed in himself for not being able to do for Julie everything that he said he would do for her when they were first married. Trina’s passing brings out all of these feelings within him. He feels like a failure. Julie makes the remark to him that when they truly needed one another instead they were ripped apart. Julie needed Roger so much emotionally after Trina passed away but he shut her out and she was all alone to deal with the tragedy.
Just before Julie heads out she receives a phone call from Miss Oliver. A two-year old little boy with curly hair and blue eyes has just become available for adoption. Here is where I start crying all over again until the end of the movie.