Hail The Conquering Hero

  • 1944
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy

The premier comedy writer-director of 1940s Hollywood strikes again! Preston Sturges satirizes home-front American patriotism run amuck during WWII. All the sacred cows of the era--heroic fathers, loving moms, battle fatigue--are milked for laughs in this fastpaced comedy. Sad sack Woodrow Lafayette Pershing Truesmith (Bracken) desperately wants to live...read more

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Hail The Conquering Hero
02:03 — Sturges' great satire about a sickly soldier discharged from duty who is mistaken for a war hero upon his return home.
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00:45 — Sturges' great satire about a sickly soldier discharged from duty who is mistaken for a war hero upon his return home.

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  • Review: The premier comedy writer-director of 1940s Hollywood strikes again! Preston Sturges satirizes home-front American patriotism run amuck during WWII. All the sacred cows of the era--heroic fathers, loving moms, battle fatigue--are milked for laughs in this… (more)

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