Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)

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.

Directing:
  • Preston Sturges

Writing:
  • Preston Sturges

Stars:
Release Date: 1944-08-09
themoviedb icon 7.3/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 101

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William Demarest
William Demar...
Sgt. Heppelfinger
Eddie Bracken
Eddie Bracken
Woodrow Truesmith
Ella Raines
Ella Raines
Libby
Raymond Walburn
Raymond Walbu...
Mayor Everett D. Noble
Franklin Pangborn
Franklin Pang...
Reception Committee Chairman
Elizabeth Patterson
Elizabeth Pat...
Martha - Libby's Aunt
Georgia Caine
Georgia Caine
Mrs. Truesmith
Al Bridge
Al Bridge
Political Boss
Harry Hayden
Harry Hayden
Doc Bissell
Chester Conklin
Chester Conkl...
Western Union Man (uncredited)
Tom McGuire
Tom McGuire
Town Councilman (uncredited)
Dewey Robinson
Dewey Robinso...
Train Conductor (uncredited)
Robert Warwick
Robert Warwic...
Marine Colonel (uncredited)
Miriam Nelson
Miriam Nelson
Tap Dancer
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