Cinema: The New Pictures, Dec. 31, 1945

What Next, Corporal Hargrove?

(MGM) is a Hollywood-manufactured sequel to See Here, Private Hargrove, but it happens to be funnier than the original. The war, as it was fought by eager, incompetent Corporal Hargrove (Robert Walker) and cynical con-man Private Mulvehill (Keenan Wynn), bears only a casual scenic resemblance to real war. The France they trudge through is a mythical landscape. But Hargrove and Mulvehill seem far more real than many of the screen's dead-earnest soldier heroes.

As the picture opens, Corporal Hargrove and his muddy unit are trying to push a truck out...