Cinema: Old Soldier's Return

MacARTHUR

Directed by JOSEPH SARGENT Screenplay by HAL BARWOOD and MATTHEW ROBBINS

There is an awful moment in the middle of this long movie about Douglas MacArthur when one realizes that although the general has finally defeated Japan (with a little help from his friends), he has yet to conduct his model occupation of that country and then fight the Korean War. Much time gone and more yet to go—it is enough to defeat the most ardent military buff. Movie fans more interested in action than in a flatly told, 2½-hour recital of the Great Commander's later life may have long since...

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