Cinema: The New Pictures: Jun. 28, 1937

The Road Back (Universal). The night of November 10, 1918, a group of bedraggled German soldiers talk over the chance of an early peace. Says one scoffer: "Aw, the War's never going to end. It'll go on forever." They roll over to sleep in their dugout like rats in a rain-soaked furrow.

Next morning their platoon is sent over the top. Advancing through murk and mire, suffering heavy losses, they valiantly capture an Allied machine-gun nest only to be halted by news of the Armistice. Mutters one: "After four years—and it just fizzled...