Pack Up Your Troubles ★★

Rather haphazard, this supposed war comedy spends more of its time obsessing over the fortunes of a young orphan. Perhaps that’s for the best, as the film’s lone battlefield set piece is both impressive in its mechanical aspirations and somewhat cringeworthy as you realize it’s mining laughs over people being run over by a tank. Like many Laurel & Hardy comedies, it too often mistakes loudness for humor.