Cinema: Call to Arms

On the theory that U.S. audiences had seen enough fighting during the war, the film industry tacitly agreed to ease off on battle pictures for a while. But last season, after the success of Battleground, Twelve O'Clock High, Sands of Iwo Jima, and a farce called Francis about a talking army mule, Hollywood decided to put on its uniform.

This year the major studios are preparing a barrage of 14 films glorifying the U.S. soldier, sailor, marine and airman. Virtually no branch of the services will be left out.

Besides eleven projected pictures to be distributed impartially among the better-publicized armed forces, Warner...

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