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A Guy Named Joe (1943) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Victor Fleming and produced by Everett Riskin.

Academy Awards 1944 --- Ceremony Number 17 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best WritingChandler Sprague, David BoehmNominated
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A Guy Named Joe (1943, Victor Fleming)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Aug 24, 2019 From The Stop Button

I?m not sure how to talk about A Guy Named Joe without some spoilers. But I?m going to try. Like a test. A Guy Named Joe is a propaganda picture, but one less about jingoism and more about the American trademarked Freedom. Only it?s a specific kind of Freedom, it?s the kind of Freedom you can only u... Read full article


A Guy Named Joe (1943, Victor Fleming)

on Aug 24, 2019 From The Stop Button

I?m not sure how to talk about A Guy Named Joe without some spoilers. But I?m going to try. Like a test. A Guy Named Joe is a propaganda picture, but one less about jingoism and more about the American trademarked Freedom. Only it?s a specific kind of Freedom, it?s the kind of Freedom you can only u... Read full article


A Guy Named Joe (1943, Victor Fleming)

on Aug 24, 2019 From The Stop Button

I?m not sure how to talk about A Guy Named Joe without some spoilers. But I?m going to try. Like a test. A Guy Named Joe is a propaganda picture, but one less about jingoism and more about the American trademarked Freedom. Only it?s a specific kind of Freedom, it?s the kind of Freedom you can only u... Read full article


A Guy Named Joe (1943, Victor Fleming)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Aug 24, 2019 From The Stop Button

I?m not sure how to talk about A Guy Named Joe without some spoilers. But I?m going to try. Like a test. A Guy Named Joe is a propaganda picture, but one less about jingoism and more about the American trademarked Freedom. Only it?s a specific kind of Freedom, it?s the kind of Freedom you can only u... Read full article


A Guy Named Joe (1943)

By Dawn Sample on Aug 24, 2012 From Noir and Chick Flicks

A Guy Named Joe(1943). Directed by Victor Fleming, produced by Everett Riskin, from a screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, adapted by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan from a story by Chandler Sprague and David Boehm. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Irene Dunne and Van Johnson, with Esther Williams in a minor role. Musically,... Read full article


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There was no way to composite Spencer Tracy's image into the scenes where Van Johnson is flying, so he actually had to be standing behind Johnson and, later, Irene Dunne for the filming of these scenes. The same approach was used for The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (techniques for superimposing one image onto another were not invented until much later).
The General, played by Lionel Barrymore, wears the Medal of Honor ribbon on his uniform, but the ribbon is displayed upside down (the five stars forming a "W" instead of an "M"). Interestingly, James Doolittle also wore the Medal of Honor ribbon upside down, leading some to ask if there might be an aviation connection .
Reportedly Steven Spielberg's favorite movie, he remade it in 1989 as Always. The remake included the three main characters (Pete Sandich, Durinda Durston and Al Yackey), plus the characters of "Ted" and "Nails."
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