Al explains that his military experience “is due primarily to my previous training in the Cornbelt Loan and Trust Company. The knowledge I acquired in the good old bank I applied to my problems in the infantry.”

“For instance,” continues Al. “One day in Okinawa, a major says ‘You see that hill?’

“I said ‘Yes, sir. I see it.'”

“‘All right,’ he said. ‘You and your platoon will attack said hill and take it.'”

“So I said ‘But that operation involves considerable risk! We haven’t sufficient collateral.'”

“‘I’m aware of that’, said the major, but you are the guys who are going to take it.'”

“So I said to him ‘I’m sorry, Major. No collateral, no hill.'”

“So we didn’t take the hill, and we lost the war. Uh, I think that little story has considerable significance. But I’ve… I’ve forgotten what it is.”

In This Episode:

  • Ray Collins as Mister Milton
  • Frederic March as Al Stephenson
  • Myrna Loy as Milly Stephenson
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