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Mr. Winkle Goes to War (1944)

 -  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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pretty good
11 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

I'll watch any movie Edward G. Robinson did and i think he's a better actor than James Cagney. This one casts him as a guy who is always being told what to do and in the first scene of the movie he walks up to the manager of the bank and tells him he wants to quit, to everyone's surprise. His wife hates this idea and Robinson wants to run a business just fixing things. He then gets a letter telling him that he is drafted. He doesn't think he will be because he's 44 years old and out of shape. To his surprise and everyone else's, he is drafted. During basic training, they pull him out to have a desk job. Robinson doesn't like it and wants to be put back and be able to work as mechanic. He is sent overseas and is very close to the fighting. I've never really heard much about this movie and i didn't even see Robert Mitchum in this movie.


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