Hail the Conquering Hero

Boy, is this film ripe for a remake. In Hail the Conquering Hero, Preston Sturges sends up the reflex patriotism of the World War II era in this 1944 satire. Eddie Bracken plays the 4F washout from the Marines who’s received back home as a war hero—no matter that he eventually tries to tell the truth. Call first, since this series ender in SAM’s Sturges tribute may be sold out. (NR) BRIAN MILLER

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