Cinema: The New Pictures, Mar. 16, 1953

Battle Circus (M-G-M), a war movie with a Korean background, is dedicated to the indomitable human spirit," but it seems to be composed mostly of indestructible Hollywood heroics. It has a few authentic scenes depicting the helicopter rescue of wounded men and the operation of a mobile hospital unit under enemy fire. But most of its casualties are romantic.

A hard-boiled major (Humphrey Bogart) in a mobile Army surgical hospital unit appears to spend more of his time pursuing Rookie Nurse June Allyson than attending to his job. At first, June retreats as Bogart...

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