Cinema: The New Pictures, Nov. 9, 1953

Take the High Ground (M-G-M), an Ansco Color hymn to the glories of the Army's basic training, was filmed to the tune of a flag-waving theme song (Take the high ground and hold it! Tho' you face eternity . . .). The raw recruits who are to be turned into soldiers include such familiar characters as the bragging Texan, the brash college boy, the sensitive Negro and the weakling. Happily, the picture spares moviegoers another movie version of the Brooklynite. Richard Widmark barks his way through the role of the tough sergeant, and a...

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