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See Here, Private Hargrove (1944)

Passed  -  Comedy | Romance | War  -  March 1944 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Pvt. Marion Hargrove
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Carol Holliday
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Pvt. Mulvehill
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Uncle George
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Brody S. Griffith
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First Sgt. Cramp
Bob Crosby ...
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Marta Linden ...
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George Offerman Jr. ...
Pvt. Orrin Esty
Edward Fielding ...
Gen. Dillon
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Sgt. Heldon
William 'Bill' Phillips ...
Pvt. Bill Burk (as Wm. 'Bill' Phillips)
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Capt. R.S. Manville
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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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The on-screen credits for the original song "In My Arms" list Frank Loesser as lyricist and Ted Grouya as music composer, but when the song was published, both writers were credited for music and lyrics. 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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Written by Daniel Butterfield
Played by an offscreen buglar at bedtime
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Seeing here
1 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Military men seemed to have some sort of great adoration for Donna Reed in this kind of movie. It occurs to me that this was made possible because of Robert Walker's performance as Marion Hargrove. Think about how good he is in this role, to be so convincing that real-life soldiers can identify with him to the point they believe his girl in the movie might be their girl, too.

But the legacy of the film and its lasting impact comes from the experiences of Hargrove, a war correspondent known for his humorous essays. The essays became the basis for a book which became the basis for this film. And it did so well at the box office that MGM commissioned a sequel which again starred Mr. Walker, though Miss Reed was not in it.

The real-life Marion Hargrove went on to write screenplays and television scripts. He wrote many westerns and episodes of 'The Waltons' which in its later seasons depicts the conflicts of World War II, which Mr. Hargrove experienced first-hand.


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