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Hail the Conquering Hero (1944) was a Comedy - War Film directed by Preston Sturges and produced by Buddy G. DeSylva and Preston Sturges.

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

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THE SEND IN THE MARINES BLOG-A-THON: Hail the Conquering Hero, 1944

on Nov 10, 2019 From Caftan Woman

In celebration of the November 10, 1775 founding of the U.S. Marine Corps. the websites Dubsism and RealWeegieMidget Reviews are hosting The Send in the Marines Blog-a-thon. Click HERE to begin reading. Aunt Martha (Elizabeth Patterson): "Well, that's the war for you. It's always hard on ... Read full article


Hail The Conquering Hero (1944)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 13, 2019 From 4 Star Films

I have long sought out this picture and all I can say is all hail the conquering hero! It’s everything that could have been hoped for in a Preston Sturges wartime comedy. But in order for the laughs to come along with a great deal more, there must be a setup — a watering hole for our mai... Read full article


Preston Sturges series: Screening of “Hail The Conquering Hero” September 13 at Daystar Center

By Stephen Reginald on Sep 10, 2016 From Classic Movie Man

Preston Sturges series: Screening of “Hail The Conquering Hero” September 13 at Daystar Center Preston Sturges series: Hail The Conquering Hero Where: The Venue 1550 at the Daystar Center, 1550 S. State Street, Chicago, IL When: September 13, 2016 Time: 6:30 p.m. Hosted by Stephen R... Read full article


Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)

on Jul 3, 2015 From Journeys in Classic Film

Our final Preston Sturges film of the week with Hail the Conquering Hero, one of two Sturges films released in the same year, both starring Eddie Bracken (the other being The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek). Unlike yesterday’s Great McGinty, Hail the Conquering Hero blends Sturges’ roma... Read full article


Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)

By smumcountry on Nov 26, 2014 From Smum County

November 26, 2014 by smumcounty Eddie Bracken as Woodrow Lafayette Pershing Truesmith Woodrow (Eddie Bracken) comes from a long line of war heroes. His father “Hinky Dinky” Truesmith was a hero who gave his life in the First World War so when World War II rolls around everyone expects th... Read full article


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Mrs. Noble: [to her son, Forrest, answering Libby's desire not to tell Woodrow that she's become engaged to Forrest] Why under similar circumstances I'd be perfectly willing to pretend I wasn't married to your father for several weeks even.
Mayor Everett D. Noble: You can make it for several months as far as I'm concerned. Heh!


Mrs. Noble: Everett, I just have a feeling you're going to make an ass of yourself and I'm just going to pretend I don't know you.
Mayor Everett D. Noble: I wish you didn't have to pretend!


Mayor Everett D. Noble: She forgets her lines 'til rigor mortis sets in!


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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 5, 1945 with Eddie Bracken reprising his film role.
Al Bridge is listed in the credits as the "Political Boss", but he is referred to by first name as "Jake". Jake sends out an enquiry by telegram to the San Diego Marine Base and receives a telegram reply that is addressed to "JACOB F BRIDGE".
One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since.
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