No surprises here: wartime Rally Round the Flag, Boys! pic follows a group of whining recruits as they inevitably become tough, battle-ready soldiers Britain can be proud of. What it's got going for it is its fine characterizations, handsome photography, and a couple of cracking action sequences. Within the necessary parameters of this kind of thing, manages to be warm, intelligent, and humorous. I like these old British movies for their picture of Britain long gone, of "I dare say, old chap," the honorable gentleman, and afternoon tea. Peter Ustinov, who co-wrote the script, is amusingly cast as an Arab cafe owner whose lines are all in French.