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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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The Production Code Administration (PCA) objected to the original ending, where Dorinda dies during her mission to destroy an ammunition dump, and is reunited with Pete in heaven. They considered this to be be a suicide. Script revisions were made and retakes shot for the current ending, which was panned by most critics. Still, the film was among the top 10 box office hits of the year.
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 .
Irene Dunne was actually eighteen years older than her love interest, Van Johnson.
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