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Heroes for Sale (1933) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by William A. Wellman and produced by Hal B. Wallis.

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Heroes For Sale (1933)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 19, 2018 From 4 Star Films

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 battl... Read full article


World War One 100th Anniversary: HEROES FOR SALE

By Dan Day Jr. on Aug 26, 2014 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

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 veteran was a ma... Read full article


World War One 100th Anniversary: HEROES FOR SALE

By Dan Day Jr. on Aug 26, 2014 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

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 veteran was a ma... Read full article


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

By David on Jul 25, 2012 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

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 full article


Heroes For Sale (1933) (1)

By Angela on Nov 22, 2011 From Hollywood Revue

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 To... Read full article


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Thomas 'Tom' Holmes: You used to hate the capitalists.
Max Brinker: Naturally. That was before I had money.


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Director William A. Wellman used real hoboes for the fight scene and real laundry workers for the laundry scenes.
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