Cinema: The New Pictures, Oct. 20, 1952

Back at the Front (Universal-International) continues the service misadventures of Cartoonist Bill Mauldin's famed infantrymen, Willie (Tom Ewell) and Joe (Harvey Lembeck). In last year's Up Front, Willie and Joe (then played by David Wayne) were dodging the MPs in Naples during World War II. In Back at the Front, they are still dodging the MPs, this time in Tokyo during the Korean war.

The helter-skelter chases—e.g., from an off-limits Japanese bathhouse to an airport—are conducted by practically every means of locomotion from foot to Army truck. Also involved are a renegade American (Russell...

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