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Time hasn't been kind to "See Here, Private Hargrove"...
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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