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1 hr. 17 min.

Plot Summary
In a small town on the California coast, Charley Martin (J. Carrol Naish) can barely make ends meet and is shunned as the father of a thief. His son Benny joined the army after one too many scrapes with the law, and only Charley and Benny's fiancée, Lolita Sierra (Dorothy Lamour), have anything good to say about the boy. When they receive word that Benny is to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor, the opportunistic townspeople pretend that the Martins are cherished, eminent citizens.

Cast: Dorothy Lamour , Arturo de Córdova , J. Carrol Naish ,

Director: Irving Pichel

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

A Medal for Benny (1945)

Release Date: April 16th, 1945|1 hr. 17 min.

fan reviews ( 1 )
  • March 07, 2009 Rita Marie
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    Saw the movie after a movie buff friend said it was a good movie and loved it even though it's an older movie. J. Carrol Naish was wonderful in the part. Really touching film.

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