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What Next, Corporal Hargrove? is a 1945 black-and-white comedy film directed by Richard Thorpe and starring Robert Walker and Keenan Wynn. It was distributed by MGM and produced by George Haight. Harry Kurnitz received an Oscar nomination for his original screenplay, What Next, Corporal Hargrove?, for this follow-up to the 1944 hit See Here, Private Hargrove.[2]

What Next, Corporal Hargrove?
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byRichard Thorpe
Produced byGeorge Haight
Screenplay byHarry Kurnitz
Based onSee Here, Private Hargrove
1942 novel
by Marion Hargrove
StarringRobert Walker
Keenan Wynn
Jean Porter
Music byDavid Snell
CinematographyHenry Sharp
Edited byAlbert Akst
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
November 21, 1945 (1945-11-21)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$2,250,000 (US rentals)[1]


U.S. artillery corporal Marion Hargrove (Robert Walker) finds himself at large in wartime France with wheeler-dealer pal Pvt. Thomas Mulvehill (Keenan Wynn). Inadvertently detached from their outfit, Hargrove and Mulvehill wander into a French village, where they're lauded as conquering heroes by the populace.[3]



  1. ^ "Variety (January 1947)". New York, NY: Variety Publishing Company. September 1, 1947. Retrieved September 1, 2019 – via Internet Archive.
  2. ^ "What Next, Corporal Hargrove? (1945) - Articles -". Turner Classic Movies.
  3. ^ "What Next, Corporal Hargrove? (1945) - Richard Thorpe - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie". AllMovie.

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