Cinema: Nervous in the Service

Captain Newman, M.D. is a colossal, Eastman-Colored recruiting poster that makes a peculiar proposition: join the Air Force and see a psychiatrist. Unhappily, the Air Force turns out to be the same old Hollywood Air Farce; the psychiatrist (Gregory Peck) too often acts as if Captain Newman were Private Hargrove; and the moviemakers seem relentlessly determined to popularize psychosis. In this picture, paranoia is personable, sadism is scenic, catatonia is cute, and life on the funny farm is fun, fun, fun! It's fun to be truth-drugged by Psychiatrist Peck, a living...

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