Hail the Conquering Hero Poster

Release Date: July 15th, 1992

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary
Like his war-hero father who was killed in action during World War I, Woodrow Lafayette Pershing Truesmith (Eddie Bracken) leaves his small town to join the Marines during World War II. But when he's given a medical discharge after only a month, he takes a job at a San Diego shipyard and writes letters to his mother about his fictitious wartime exploits. When he returns home, he discovers that his innocent lies have spread further than he expected.

Cast: Eddie Bracken, Ella Raines, Raymond Walburn, William Demarest, Bill Edwards, Elizabeth Patterson, Jimmy Conlin, Franklin Pangborn

Director: Preston Sturges

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Girlfriend, Playful, Bar, Charming, Deception, Small town, Transformation, Love triangle, Mother, 1940s, Growing up, Soldier, Temptation

Awards

Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)