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The Private War of Major Benson (1955) was a Comedy - Family Film directed by Jerry Hopper .

Academy Awards 1955 --- Ceremony Number 28 (source: AMPAS)

Best WritingJoe Connelly, Bob MosherNominated

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John: Are you the new soldier fella?
Maj. Bernard 'Barney' Benson: Yeah.
John: You got a lot of ribbons, what do they stand for?
Maj. Bernard 'Barney' Benson: Good conduct.

Mother Redempta: Heaven moves in mysterious ways Major... Heaven and General Ramsey

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St. Catherine's Military School, which still exists in Anaheim, California, supplied the scenery and its students as extras for the film. The K through 8th grade school is the only Catholic Military School west of the Mississippi. It was established in 1880.
Charlton Heston took no salary for this movie, instead he took a piece of the box-office.
Joe Connelly and Bob Mosher who co-wrote the screenplay, are best known as the creators of the long running TV show "Leave it to Beaver".
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