Cinema: The New Pictures, Nov. 25, 1957

Don't Go Near the Water (MGM) is based on William Brinkley's nutty little bestselling novel about Navy public relations. Slickly directed by Charles Walters (High Society), it turns out to be at its best a gloriously goofy show.

The heroes of this naval epic of World War II are the officers and men of a P.R.O. outfit stationed on a Pacific island called Tulura. Theirs not to reason why. Theirs but to dream of the bounding main as they stare at the waves in the water-cooler, arid to suffer in silence one of the...

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