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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 <>

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19 July 1944 (USA)  »

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A Sua Grande Ambição  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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


Sweet Genevieve
Lyrics by George Cooper
Music by Henry Tucker
Sung by Edward G. Robinson, Robert Armstrong, Richard Lane,
and Bob Haymes, brother of popular singer Dick Haymes.
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28 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Mr. Winkle Goes to War (1944)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Edward G. Robinson plays Mr. Winkle, an elderly, out of shape man who gets drafted for the war and shocks everyone when he passes everyone's expectations. I really wasn't sure what to expect from this war comedy but it turned out to be a fairly delightful little film. The story is as thin as a sheet of paper but its heart is in the right place and Robinson is great as usual. It was a lot of fun seeing Robinson playing a weak soul and watching him turn into the hero was very believable due to the actor. The supporting cast includes good work from Bob Stanton, Robert Armstrong and Richard Lane. Robert Mitchum has a very small part and I only noticed him during one scene. The war time scenes are rather cheap but look pretty good and the ending is predictable but nice.

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