Cinema: The New Pictures, Aug. 28, 1944

Mr. Winkle Goes to War (Columbia) is a sentimental tale of a meek, 44-year-old, henpecked, workaday bank clerk suddenly caught up by the seat of his well-shined pants and plunged into the workaday reality of modern war.

Wilbert Winkle, having demonstrated budding heroism by breaking out of his bank cage and starting a fix-it shop in his garage, can be counted on by experienced movie-goers to bloom properly when transplanted from Benton, Calif, to the South Pacific. He does, by wiping out a machine-gun nest with a bulldozer, and comes home a hero even to his wife. Mr. Winkle has its moving...

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