Hail the Conquering Hero | Full Movie

Hail the Conquering Hero
  • NR
  • 1h 41m
  • 1944
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Academy Award®-winning writer and director Preston Sturges (Sullivan's Travels) delivers a hilarious satire on the American penchant for hero worship in Hail the Conquering Hero. Born on the day his father died a hero in WWI, Woodrow Truesmith (Eddie Bracken) enlists proudly when WWII begins. Although anxious to serve his country, Woodrow is quickly discharged because of his chronic hay fever. Ashamed to return, the "conquering hero" manages to dupe his girlfriend, friends and entire hometown by having his buddies forward his letters from the "Pacific." Nominated for a Best Original Screenplay Academy Award®, this quick-witted comedy classic showcases the talents of Preston Sturges at his best.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Variety Staff

The deft hand of Preston Sturges molded this film, further proof that he is one of the industry's...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Tom Milne

Wonderful satire on small-town jingoism, all the more remarkable in that it was made during World...

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Bosley Crowther

This riotously funny motion picture, this superlative small-town comedy, is also one of the wisest...

June 17, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:August 9, 1944
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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