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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 »

Director:

Wesley Ruggles

Writers:

Marion Hargrove (book), Harry Kurnitz (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Walker ... Pvt. Marion Hargrove
Donna Reed ... Carol Holliday
Keenan Wynn ... Pvt. Mulvehill
Grant Mitchell ... Uncle George
Ray Collins ... Brody S. Griffith
Chill Wills ... First Sgt. Cramp
Bob Crosby ... Bob
Marta Linden Marta Linden ... Mrs. Holliday
George Offerman Jr. ... Pvt. Orrin Esty
Edward Fielding ... Gen. Dillon
Donald Curtis ... Sgt. Heldon
William 'Bill' Phillips ... Pvt. Bill Burk (as Wm. 'Bill' Phillips)
Douglas Fowley ... Capt. R.S. Manville
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Romance | War

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En man i ledet See more »

Filming Locations:

Camp Roberts, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Many cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): John Kelly (Exercise Sergeant), Louis Mason (Farmer), Connie Gilchrist (Farmer's Wife), Eddie Acuff (Captain Hammond), Kit Guard (Soldier), Cliff Clark (Soldier), Hooper Atchley (Ticket Seller), Frances Morris (Nurse) and Lee Phelps (Sergeant). See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

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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A Light Look At The Army
13 March 2002 | by craig_smith9See all my reviews

The movie is a light, romantic comedy that takes place at boot camp during WW2. It is not played like the Abbott and Costello movies and I don't think it was meant to be. It deals with a young, somewhat hapless young man who continually tries to do the right thing but ultimately goofs it up.

Robert Walker (Hargrove) starts out as an aspiring newspaper reporter that never quite gets the story complete. He is drafted and the fun begins. He just can't quite get the proper way to do things in the Army and, as a result, gets to spend time on KP (anyone who was in the Army will certainly remember that there was a "Hargrove" in their company). Then he meets Donna Reed (Carol Holliday) and that give him the incentive to do try to do better. However, he is still the Hargrove we have been seeing and the fun continues.

As you watch this be sure to pay attention to the supporting roles. They add a lot to the movie. Plus there are serious moments that also plays to the patriotic spirit that was in the country at that time (the movie was released in 1943). This is a fun movie, don't miss it. 8/10


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