CURRENT & CHOICE: Second Chain

When the soldiers at Camp Barkeley, Tex. saw a clinch interrupted in the movie Forest Rangers, they yelled "As you were!" Hedy Lamarr's sinuous maneuvers against Richard Carlson in White Cargo brought forth wolf howls in low register. When Charles Boyer laid hands on Rita Hayworth in Tales of Manhattan, only to unhand her and start over again, one impatient soldier yelled, "For crying out loud! Stop wasting our time!" The U.S. fighting forces take active pleasure in the motion picture.

The U.S. Army had its 1,000th movie theater opened last fortnight—at Camp Hood,...

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