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Hail the Conquering Hero

Directed by Preston Sturges
United States, 1944
Comedy, War

Synopsis

Eddie Bracken plays the son of a World War I Marine hero who is the first in his small town to sign up for military service. When Bracken is discharged from the Marines for hay fever, he hasn’t the nerve to go home and tell his mother and the rest of the townsfolk.

Synopsis

Eddie Bracken plays the son of a World War I Marine hero who is the first in his small town to sign up for military service. When Bracken is discharged from the Marines for hay fever, he hasn’t the nerve to go home and tell his mother and the rest of the townsfolk.

Hail the Conquering HeroDirected byPreston Sturges

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Awards & Festivals

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Academy Awards
1945 | Nominee: Best Writing, Original Screenplay
National Board of Review
1944 | Winner: Top Ten Films
New York Film Critics Circle Awards
1944 | 2 runner-up prizes including: Best Film

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