故事讲述了一对恋人在二战中的经历。 琳达出身于纽约一个德裔家庭，从小跟奶奶一起生活，能说一口流利的德语。1940年，随着欧洲战事趋紧，琳达的父亲要求女儿不在公共场所说德语，以免遭到人们的歧视。 琳达去一家律师事务所应聘，但没...更多>
Ed Leland: What I was going to ask you to do is stand up, turn around, and close your eyes and tell me everything you see in the room. It's an observation test. Do you really have a problem with that? Linda Voss: Pictures of sailboats and polo ponies; fancy books and diplomas; stuffed fish on the wall; calendar set to the wrong date; bookcases that need dusting; carpets that need cleaning; and a couple of guys from Harvard who are surprised that a girl who needs a job won't be treated like a slave. Marguerite Von Eberstein: [Spoiler!] Except for you, I have no use for Jews. Ed Leland: [seeing Linda for the first time in six months after their passionate affair, and he has come strolling in with a stunning brunette] You can come work for me while I'm here, I can always use a good secretary. Linda Voss: This is all so civilized, Edward. That's what you like, isn't it? Civilized people, polite ladies with pedigrees who look good at the opera, and never make you laugh too hard, and never make you feel too much. I've had a lot of time to think about this and don't tell me it's the war, when I've been waiting for six months to hear whether you're dead or alive and you waltz into a nightclub. Ed Leland: Linda, I came in last night and I was going to call you. Linda Voss: Oh, go to hell. [He grabs her arm] Linda Voss: Careful, Ed. You might have to admit you know me. Ed Leland: Linda, it is the war. Linda Voss: You're so noble, Ed. Ed Leland: Did I promise you something? If I did, I'd like to know. 2nd G.I. in Canteen: Excuse me sir, I thought the young lady might like to dance. Ed Leland: The lady is busy. Linda Voss: I'd love to dance [she starts dancing with soldier] Ed Leland: I'm cutting in. Linda Voss: Don't let him. 2nd G.I. in Canteen: Excuse me sir, but I don't think the young lady wants to dance with you. Ed Leland: Don't try it, or I'll leave here with your Adam's Apple in my pocket. Linda Voss: What do you want from me? Ed Leland: I want you to stop feeling sorry for yourself. Linda Voss: No, you want me to stop feeling, like you... You did love me, didn't you? I couldn't have been wrong. Ed Leland: You weren't. Linda Voss: Well then how do you stop, or want to? [crying] Linda Voss: If you don't let me go, I'll quit! Ed Leland: I'll miss you.