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See Here, Private Hargrove (1944)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance, War | March 1944 (USA)
Journalist Marion Hargrove enters the Army intending to supplement his income by writing about his training experiences. He muddles through basic training at Fort Bragg with the ... See full summary »

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Carol Holliday
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Journalist Marion Hargrove enters the Army intending to supplement his income by writing about his training experiences. He muddles through basic training at Fort Bragg with the self-serving help of a couple of buddies intent on cutting themselves in on that extra income. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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En man i ledet  »

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In the Army and Marine Corps artillery, the unit organization of "battery" is the equivalent of a "company" throughout the rest of the military. The size of the unit varies, but consists of roughly 150 personnel. Usually commanded by a captain, the battery or company will have three fighting units, each led by a lieutenant. The senior enlisted man will be a First Sergeant who advises the battery/company commander on enlisted .matters and provides additional leadership. See more »

Goofs

First Sgt. Cramp's stripes are the type worn before 1942. Before 1942 the First Sgt.'s stripes had the three chevrons and two rockers with a diamond, seen in the film. From 1942 forward the First Sgt. had three chevrons and three rockers with a diamond. The latter would have been more correct for this film since it was made in 1944. See more »

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Followed by What Next, Corporal Hargrove? (1945) See more »

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In My Arms
(1944) (uncredited)
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Music by Ted Grouya
Variations played in the opening credits and often throughout the movie
Sung by Bob Crosby and the soldiers in the canteen
Partially sung later by Robert Walker with modified lyrics
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Time hasn't been kind to "See Here, Private Hargrove"...
28 September 2009 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

It's sad but true--never look back at a film you enjoyed years ago and found a fun-filled comedy about service duty. I just watched SEE HERE, PRIVATE HARGROVE and discovered that it's a dud, without a single moment of originality in its weakly plotted and rambling "comedy," a farce that was probably seen as "original" when first released.

ROBERT WALKER is genial enough in a boyish kind of way, KEENAN WYNN does fine as a slick con man type, DONNA REED is as wholesome as they come in a girl next door sort of way, and DOUGLAS FOWLEY and CHILL WILLS know how to bark orders in standard service fashion. But the material is so weak, not even ROBERT BENCHLEY (as Donna's chatterbox father) can relieve the monotony. All of the situations have been done before in much wittier ways.

Walker is the bumbling G.I. who has a knack for getting himself in trouble with authority figures. None of the experiences he has in the Army are worth writing a book about, and yet that's exactly what he does (and did, in real life). Hopefully, the book was a lot better than the script derived from it.

After this weak service comedy, I'm sure Walker wanted roles with more depth to prove himself a capable actor. Fortunately for him, better scripts did eventually come his way.


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