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Hail the Conquering Hero

101 min
Comedy | War
IMDB rate:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 3 wins
Country: USA
Release Date: 1944-08-09
Filming Locations: Paramount Ranch - 2813 Cornell Road, Agoura, California, USA
Ella Raines
Ella Raines
Hail the Conquering Hero
Eddie Bracken
Woodrow Truesmith
Raymond Walburn
Mayor Noble
William Demarest
Sgt. Heppelfinger
Franklin Pangborn
Reception Committee Chairman
Elizabeth Patterson
Martha - Libby's Aunt
Georgia Caine
Mrs. Truesmith
Al Bridge
Political Boss
Freddie Steele
Bill Edwards
Forrest Noble
Harry Hayden
Doc Bissell
Jimmy Conlin
Judge Dennis
Jimmie Dundee
Cpl. Candida
George Anderson
Bartender (uncredited)
William Brandt
One of the Guardsmen (uncredited)
Nora Cecil
Train Ticket Clerk (uncredited)
Chester Conklin
Western Union Man (uncredited)
James Damore
Pfc. Jones (uncredited)
Pauline Drake
Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Dot Farley
Mother of Mamie (uncredited)
Jim Farley
Franklyn Farnum
Town Councilman (uncredited)
Maxine Fife
Daughter of Colonel (uncredited)
Julie Gibson
Singer (uncredited)
Kenneth Gibson
Town Councilman (uncredited)
Stephen Gregory
Bill (uncredited)
The Guardsmen
Singers (uncredited)
Eddie Hall
Man Swigging Beer at the Bar (uncredited)
Mildred Harris
Wife of Marine Colonel (uncredited)
Len Hendry
Juke (uncredited)
Esther Howard
Mrs. Noble (uncredited)
Arthur Hoyt
Rev. Upperman (uncredited)
Earl Hunsaker
One of the Guardsmen (uncredited)
Henry Iblings
One of the Guardsmen (uncredited)
Allen Kay
Village Photographer (uncredited)
Ida Kitaeva
Dancer (uncredited)
Dudley Kuzelle
One of the Guardsmen (uncredited)
Philo McCullough
Town Councilman (uncredited)
Tom McGuire
Town Councilman (uncredited)
George Melford
Sheriff (uncredited)
Torben Meyer
Mr. Schultz (uncredited)
Charles R. Moore
The Porter (uncredited)
Frank Moran
Town Painter (uncredited)
Miriam Nelson
Tap Dancer (uncredited)
Marjean Neville
Mamie (uncredited)
Jack Norton
Second Bandleader (uncredited)
'Snub' Pollard
Townsman (uncredited)
Paul Porcasi
Cafe Owner (uncredited)
Victor Potel
Progressive Bandleader (uncredited)
Dewey Robinson
Train Conductor (uncredited)
Merrill Rodin
Alfie (uncredited)
John Sinclair
American Legion Bandleader (uncredited)
Hal Taggart
Townsman (uncredited)
Robert Warwick
Marine Colonel (uncredited)
Did you know?
Al Bridge is listed in the credits as the "Political Boss", but he is referred to by first name as "Jake". Jake sends out an enquiry by telegram to the San Diego Marine Base and receives a telegram reply that is addressed to "JACOB F BRIDGE".
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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 5, 1945 with Eddie Bracken reprising his film role.
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As the marines are leaving the Oakridge station, a billboard behind them is advertising The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944), another film by Preston Sturges.
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Camera shadow on the backs of citizens when Woodrow comes out of the house after being nominated for mayor.
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William Demarest's character is call "Sarge" by one of his Marine Corps mates, Marines never refer to their sergeants as "Sarge".
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Early in the movie, in the nightclub, there's a shot of a man sitting at a table eating a sandwich. After a quick cutaway the man is smoking and the sandwich is on his plate...untouched.
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Libby: Do you remember when we used to come here in the cool of the evening?
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Mayor Everett D. Noble: [dictating his acceptance speech to his son, Forrest] I accept the responsibility with a sense of both humility, satisfaction and gratitude.
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Sgt. Heppelfinger: [to Woodrow] Give me six of them tickets, will ya? We still got a little work to do in our own line. So long, kid.
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Photos from cast
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