A Guy Named Joe Overview:

A Guy Named Joe (1943) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Victor Fleming and produced by Everett Riskin.

SYNOPSIS

Reassuring WWII-era fantasy about a flier who visits Earth to guide a younger pilot through the hazards of battle. He also lends a hand through the minefields of the heart when he steers the young pilot toward his grieving girlfriend. Steven Spielberg mined the storyline for his Always (1989).

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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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Actors Richard Carlson, Phillip Terry and Richard Whorf were originally cast in the movie but were not seen in the released version. Actors announced by news items to be cast in the movie, but who were not seen in the print include David Thursby, Rex Evans, Will Stanton, Harry Cording and George Magrill.
Along with Spencer Tracy, Irene Dunne insisted the film's production be halted until Van Johnson was well after his auto accident, in which he was seriously injured. During this period, MGM snatched Dunne up to make The White Cliffs of Dover, released the following year as the MGM 20th Anniversary film. As a thank you for her gratitude, Johnson appears in a small role in 'Dover.'
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.
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