Cornball WWII propaganda set during WWI. Watched this for the first time for my thesis. James Cagney and Pat O'Brien once again play opposite each other (as they did in Angels with Dirty Faces, excellent) as a man devoid of morals and an Irish-Catholic priest, respectively. Cagney is a cocky but cowardly recruit in the NY Fighting 69th regiment, and O'Brien serves as his patient spiritual mentor. (Of course, Cagney redeems himself despite getting several of his fellow soldiers killed due to his cowardice.) It's an odd mix of soldiering comedy, war movie, and Warner Bros. propaganda from the period. Some awkward tonal shifts make it difficult to enjoy, but the production values are high and the acting is generally solid.