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Heroes For Sale (1933)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 19, 2018

We are inserted, presumably, into a war picture courtesy of William A. Wellman, situated in WWI trenches. The downpour is compounded by the constant hail of bullets as a group of men conduct a near suicide mission. One of the soldiers, Tom Holmes (Richard Barthelmess) proves his heroics on the batt read more

World War One 100th Anniversary: HEROES FOR SALE

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Aug 26, 2014

One of the sub-genres of the World War One film is the "Forgotten Man" storyline--a movie dealing with the returning veterans of the Great War. The topic of the "Forgotten Man" cropped up in pictures such as GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933 and THE ROARING TWENTIES. The struggling World War One vetera read more

World War One 100th Anniversary: HEROES FOR SALE

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Aug 26, 2014

One of the sub-genres of the World War One film is the "Forgotten Man" storyline--a movie dealing with the returning veterans of the Great War. The topic of the "Forgotten Man" cropped up in pictures such as GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933 and THE ROARING TWENTIES. The struggling World War One vetera read more

"Heroes for Sale," or Happy Days Aren't Exactly Here Yet

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Jul 25, 2012

Richard Barthelmess had a face suited to sadness, and as the hero of "Heroes for Sale" (1933), it fits his character perfectly. He's Tom Holmes, a World War I veteran who faces prison, poverty, death, drugs and depression. He ends the movie with his ethics intact, but not much else. But although "H read more

Heroes For Sale (1933) (1)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Nov 22, 2011

During World War I, Tom Holmes (Richard Barthelmess) goes off to fight with his hometown friend Roger Winston (Gordon Westcott).  At one point, Roger is supposed to undertake a risky maneuver to capture a German prisoner.  When it comes time to go through with it, Roger is paralyzed with fear and read more

Heroes For Sale (1933) (2)

Movie Classics Posted by Judy on Mar 14, 2010

Richard Barthelmess might be best known as a star of silent films, but I think he was equally good in early talkies, when his boyish looks were starting to fade. He was great as a tormented wartime aviator in Howard Hawks’  The Dawn Patrol (1930) – and he gives another powerful performan read more

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