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Comedy, War Films
Hail the Conquering Hero is a sharp satirical stab at both hero worship and small-town politics. Eddie Bracken stars as Woodrow Truesmith, a nerdish but decent man who is turned away from active service in World War II due to his hay fever. He keeps the news from the folks back home, pretending to be fighting overseas as he works in a US shipyard. However, a group of sympathetic marines conspire to help him save face by returning him home, pretending he is a hero - a charade which leads to Woodrow standing for mayor.
Based on Joseph Heller's great World War Two novel, this wild and often hilarious satire captures the sense of a soldier brave enough to be cowardly.
14+ years 116 mins
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