Cinema: The New Pictures, Jun. 16, 1952

Red Ball Express (Universal-International) is a tardy tribute to the U.S. Army transportation crews which sped gas, ammunition and food to Patton's Third Army when it outran its supply lines during the August 1944 Allied breakthrough in France. Red Ball Express (railroadese for top priority freight) captures some of the excitement of its subject through wartime combat film pieced out with action scenes shot at Fort Eustis, Va.

But the picture is loaded down with a complex plot about a lieutenant (Jeff Chandler) whose top sergeant (Alex Nicol) hates him because he believes...

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