A young intern is drafted and placed in the Army Medical Corps as a buck private and is none too happy about it. Injured he is placed in the hospital and a Major comes by and explains how ... See full summary »
A young intern is drafted and placed in the Army Medical Corps as a buck private and is none too happy about it. Injured he is placed in the hospital and a Major comes by and explains how army doctors make important advances in medical science. The private is inspired and promises to make a good soldier. He is even more inspired when a nurse becomes his superior officer. Written by
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Eleanor Parker in early Technicolor short for the war effort...
This Warner short is a tribute to the Army Medical Corps with JOHN LITEL as an Army Major, WILLIAM T. ORR as a wise-cracking student with his eye on the nurses, and ELEANOR PARKER, third billed as a student nurse.
It's kind of dull, stuck as it is with a sappy story that has Parker resisting Orr's advances throughout the story until he's hurt in an accident while on duty and suddenly they kiss and make up.
The training sequences are moderately interesting but not enough to sustain the twenty-minute length of this short subject. Parker gives no particular indication of what a good actress she could be with a good script, nor does Orr distinguish himself in the thinly written role of the playboy type. Just one of the many Warner shorts that Gordon Hollingshead produced during WWII at the studio.
The ending has Litel giving Orr a pep talk on how valuable army medics are and suddenly our hero is ready to take things seriously and consider staying with the Medical Corps for a career.
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