The New Pictures, Jun. 1, 1942

This Above All (20th Century-Fox), adapted from Eric Knight's novel of the same name, asks the bitter, irrelevant question: Why should a young, disillusioned, lower-middle-class Englishman risk his life for the upper classes unless he is sure of a new shake after World War II is won? Like the novel, the picture fails to give a satisfactory answer.

Clive Briggs (Tyrone Power) raises the question, and he has a right to. He had fought hard and well at Dunkirk. Home again, on sick leave, in civvies, he grouses about the men who led him: ". . . stupid, complacent and out of...

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