Hail the Conquering Hero

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Hail the Conquering Hero

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Hail the Conquering Hero

Release Date: August 09, 1944

Year    :   1944
Slogan    :   «MIRACLES DO HAPPEN!»
Genres    :   Comedy, War
Production Companies    :   Paramount
Director    :   Preston Sturges
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Preston Sturges
RunTime    :   101 mins.

Having been discharged from the Marines for a hayfever condition before ever seeing action, Woodrow Lafayette Pershing Truesmith (Eddie Bracken) delays the return to his hometown, feeling that he is a failure. While in a moment of melancholy, he meets up with a group of Marines who befriend him and encourage him to return home to his mother by fabricating a story that he was wounded in battle with honorable discharge.

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