Anna Neagle (Diana Fraser)Michael Wilding (Capt. Alan Pearson)Michael Laurence (Bill Weston)Reginald Owen (Judge)Frances Mercer (Joan Draper)Coral Browne (Virginia Pearson)A.E. Matthews (Sir Charles Pearson)Edward Rigby (Judd)Brenda Bruce (Sally Benton)Leslie Dwyer (Sam)Maire O'Neill (Mrs. Milligan)Madge BrindleyEdward Lexy (Train Passenger)Harry LockeNeville MappDuncan McIntyreMichael Medwin (Wireless Telegraphy Officer)Roger Moore (Guest Sitting at Pearson's Table)
Anna Neagle is a World War II W.R.E.N., the counterpart of the American W.A.V.E., who encounters Michael Wilding in a blacked-out Piccadilly during an air raid. They get married and have a two-day honeymoon before she is sent to Singapore. The ship, on which she leaves the doomed-fortress of Singapore, is torpedoed, with all hands posted as drowned. Not quite. She's cast away on an unknown South Sea island for three years with a company of sailors. Wilding, unaware of this circumstance, marries again, this time, to an American girl, and they have a child, and then, Anna returns.