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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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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."
Van Johnson was critically injured in an automobile accident on 31 March 1943 and MGM was set to replace him, but Spencer Tracy insisted that they shoot around him during his convalescence. Johnson didn't return to work until the first week in July of 1943, more than three months later.
The War Department initially did not approve the script, fearing psychological damage to new and experienced pilots and their parents. It relented after 2 revisions and promised full cooperation.
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