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Mr. Winkle Goes to War (1944)

Approved  |   |  War, Comedy  |  19 July 1944 (USA)
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Wilbert Winkle, a henpecked, mild-mannered, middle-aged bank clerk and handyman finds himself in the midst of battle in the South Pacific.

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Henpecked Mr. Winkle is only too happy to go to war when he's drafted. Later his nagging wife and his neighbors are astonished when he returns home as a decorated war hero. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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A Sua Grande Ambição  »

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Made it's New York City TV debut on 11 September 1956 on WCBS (channel 2). See more »

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Sweet Genevieve
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Lyrics by George Cooper
Music by Henry Tucker
Sung by Edward G. Robinson, Robert Armstrong, Richard Lane,
and an uncredited soldier
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Edward G. Robinson gives up his job to pursue his dream
10 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

Edward G. Robinson plays a man who gives up his job in the bank to pursue his dream. The only trouble is that he is married and his wife doesn't like the idea. He has no children, but he's adopted a boy who shares his passion.

This is one of Robinson's milder roles that shows his range and sensitivity. It's not necessarily a good film, but I like the idea that he has a dream that he's willing to give up his job for. Some people are sacked from their job because they pursue their dream during work time.

There are no co-stars in the film, and it plods along providing encouragement for civilians who were enlisted into the army at the time this film was released.


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