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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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One of his best films
28 March 2005 | by (Port Richey, Florida USA) – See all my reviews

This picked on banker goes and get's drafted. He is always taking pills for some ailment, but once he goes into training with the Army, he's a changed man. The movie moves along very nicely. You see the change in him....slowly but at the right moments he emerges a stronger person and a hero. I'm sorry to say that this movie has been hidden and should be brought back. Very inspirational to say the least. Mr. Winkle is an excellent movie and should be viewed by all. His wife played by Ruth Warick, who recently passed away, plays a sympathetic wife and very loving. She feels her husband's pain while at the bank. She is extremely proud when he returns victorious and a changed man. Must see!


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