The New Pictures, Mar. 27, 1944

Tender Comrade (RKO-Radio) is a kind of Little Women of World War II. But most of the characters are grownups who speak a curious chewing-gum dialect presumably intended to suggest that the speakers are tough but tenderhearted.

The picture was almost a story without an end. Toward the close of the original version Jo (Ginger Rogers), one of five lonely wives whose husbands are at war, gets a War Department telegram. She wakens her baby, holds his uniformed father's picture in front of him, and says:

"Little guy . . . you two aren't...

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