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Hail the Conquering Hero
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(1944)

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.

Runtime:
1:41
Released:
August 09, 1944

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Cast

D0hsqgs9vlhxrvtbyrc29wdy2xq Eddie Bracken Woodrow Truesmith
Aftfqyrjdcfptoq7iib2worwdmn Ella Raines Libby
Pkt1waqqkhcbtfnwfylpn8bhjur Raymond Walburn Mayor Everett D. Noble
Bqcqwpfkr7rledifsbdx4zlzgdv William Demarest Sgt. Heppelfinger
Franklin Pangborn Reception Committee Chairman
8sewjt9xjlcvhmtku25uchuxc5t Elizabeth Patterson Martha - Libby's Aunt
Bess Flowers Pedestrian at San Francisco train station
Georgia Caine Mrs. Truesmith
Al Bridge Political Boss
Freddie Steele Bugsy
Bill Edwards Forrest Noble
Harry Hayden Doc Bissell
Jimmy Conlin Judge Dennis
Jimmie Dundee Cpl. Candida
4cwb8hb1pika3w7ttkx7sydqaid Chester Conklin Western Union Man (uncredited)
Eddie Hall Man Swigging Beer at the Bar (uncredited)
Tom McGuire Town Councilman (uncredited)
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7jbd6wbzj7mgnqtvqsraift09ue Dewey Robinson Train Conductor (uncredited)
Oeccbks8llyxilpizvkvcshefte Robert Warwick Marine Colonel (uncredited)

Crew

Art

Haldane Douglas Art Direction

Hans Dreier Art Direction

Stephen Seymour Set Decoration

Camera

John F. Seitz Director of Photography

Costume & Make-Up

Edith Head Costume Design

Wally Westmore Makeup Artist

Directing

Preston Sturges Director

Editing

Stuart Gilmore Editor

Sound

Werner R. Heymann Original Music Composer