ACF Masters #11: Hail the Conquering Hero

 

Welcome to wartime comedy! Zena Hitz and I bring you the two small-town 4f blues movies Preston Sturges made–first the Marine revolution in Oak Grove, CA, or how democracy comes to a quaint old place. This is an Eddie Bracken comedy, the most hangdog comedian after Buster Keaton, and so even when he gets the parade, the girl, his mother’s happy, whole town loves him, and he’s about to be acclaimed mayor, he’s still miserable. It’s as funny as Hollywood ever got. Enjoy! It’s also the one time Sturges wrote songs, and they’re quite funny, too.

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  1. Miffed White Male Member
    Miffed White Male
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    I enjoyed this film, but thought When Willie Comes Marching Home was funnier.

     

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  2. Titus Techera Contributor
    Titus Techera
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    Yeah, it’s a funny movie–a rare John Ford comedy! Also, that was Vera Miles’s debut.

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