The New Pictures, Apr. 24, 1944

Follow the Boys (Universal) is a glorification of the service which cinemice & men are rendering the Armed Forces. It is well described by an old subtitle from a comedy of the silent movies. The subtitle introduced the heavy as "musclebound from patting himself on the back."

Once in a great while a biceps unflexes, and the result is a good act. W. C. Fields, looking worn-&-torn but as noble as Stone Mountain, macerates a boozy song around his cigar butt and puts on his achingly funny pool exhibition with warped cues. Donald O'Connor...

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