Time to Kill (1945)

  |  Short, War

A group of sailors kid their shipmate Frank about his constant reading, when they would all rather play cards. But each of them has a dream for the future that they consider impossible. ... See full summary »

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5 July 2014 | bkoganbing
| Skills you can take back to civilian life
This Armed Forces film which must have gotten some civilian release shows a certain amount of professionalism. Among others in the cast are George Reeves, Betty White, and DeForest Kelley and in Kelley's case this was his film debut.

Time To Kill has a bunch of sailors thinking of the post war world they will be coming home to and what their aspirations for a career might be. Reeves is the most certain of the bunch, he's going to college and he wants to be a writer. He's already earmarked himself a literary career and in fact writes a letter for one of the other men to his girl as this other sailor ain't as skilled with words as Reeves.

The message of this film is that the Armed Services can and does have a lot of training available in skills you can take back to civilian life. You would be foolish not to take advantage of them. And there is the GI bill already signed into law by FDR. It was a message delivered simply and well by this film which might not be Hollywood, but still does well by its cast.

And its cast which includes a lot of familiar names and faces does well by the Armed Services.

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