The New Pictures, Jan. 24, 1949

Command Decision (MGM) was a Broadway hit play chiefly because of some brainy, brawny dialogue and Paul Kelly's skilled performance as Brigadier General K. C. ("Casey") Dennis, commanding a heavy bombardment division in England. In the movie, some of the sharp edges have been knocked off the dialogue by the censors, and, in the hands of Clark Gable, General Dennis has become a less forceful figure. The picture gets its chief vitality from Walter Pidgeon's vivid playing of cynical old Major General Kane.

Gable has one strong scene in which he "talks down" a...

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