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Hail the Conquering Hero

Hail the Conquering Hero(1944)

Also Known As: Once Upon a Hero | Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition | The Little Marine |

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Brief Synopsis

A group of veterans help a small-town fraud convince his family he was a war hero.

Cast & Crew

Eddie Bracken Woodrow LaFayette Pershing Truesmith
Raymond Walburn Mr. Noble
William Demarest Sgt. Julius Heffelfinger
Franklin Pangborn Chairman of reception committee
Elizabeth Patterson Libby's aunt
Georgia Caine Mrs. Truesmith
Al Bridge Political boss
Freddie Steele Bugsy Walewski
Bill Edwards Forrest Noble
Harry Hayden Doc Bissell
Jimmy Conlin Judge Dennis
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1944 Production Date:  AFI
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Duration(mins):  101 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  9,050    
Duration(reels):  11    

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  • Hollywood Heroes

    Kip W 2014-03-16

    I don't give five-star reviews lightly. This is a great picture, not only to watch, but to re-watch in light of what you learned the first time... MORE>

  • Hail The Conquering Hero

    Robert Bowers 2010-03-15

    I like movies from 1944, the year I was born. This one is delightful, especially the diolouge, fast , humorous and to the point. MORE>

  • Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)

    James Higgins 2010-01-23

    What a great and poignant Preston Sturges comedy, certainly one of his best. The cast is superb, down to the smallest roles. Eddie Bracken and William... MORE>