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Hail the Conquering Hero

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Original title
Hail the Conquering Hero
Year
Running time
101 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Preston Sturges
Music
Werner R. Heymann, Joseph J. Lilley, Victor Young
Cinematography
John F. Seitz (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Paramount Pictures
Genre
Comedy | Army. II World War
Synopsis / Plot
Discharged from the Marines for a hay fever condition, Woodrow Lafayette Pershing Truesmith (Eddie Bracken) is too embarrassed to return home. Encouraged by some fellow soldiers to fabricate a story of being wounded in battle, Truesmith soon finds himself in over his head as he's treated to a hero's welcome.
Awards
1944: Nominated for Oscar: Best Original Screenplay
1944: New York Film Critics Circle: 2 Nominations
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