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Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)

101 min - Comedy, War - 9 August 1944
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Having been discharged from the Marines for a hayfever condition before ever seeing action, Woodrow Lafayette Pershing Truesmith (Eddie Bracken) delays the return to his hometown, feeling that he is a failure. While in a moment of melancholy, he meets up with a group of Marines who befriend him and encourage him to return home to his mother by fabricating a story that he was wounded in battle with honorable discharge.

Director:  Preston Sturges
Writers:  Preston Sturges
Stars:  Eddie Bracken, Ella Raines, Raymond Walburn, William Demarest, Franklin Pangborn, Elizabeth Patterson, Georgia Caine, Al Bridge, Freddie Steele, Bill Edwards, Harry Hayden, Jimmy Conlin, Jimmie Dundee, Chester Conklin, Eddie Hall, Tom McGuire, Frank Moran, Dewey Robinson, Robert Warwick

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Storyline

Having been discharged from the Marines for a hayfever condition before ever seeing action, Woodrow Lafayette Pershing Truesmith (Eddie Bracken) delays the return to his hometown, feeling that he is a failure. While in a moment of melancholy, he meets up with a group of Marines who befriend him and encourage him to return home to his mother by fabricating a story that he was wounded in battle with honorable discharge.


Collections: 1940s, Preston Sturges

Tagline: MIRACLES DO HAPPEN!

Genres: Comedy, War

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Language:  English
Release Date:  9 August 1944

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Paramount Pictures

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 41 min

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