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Mr. Winkle Goes to War (1944)

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

Director:

Alfred E. Green

Writers:

Waldo Salt (screen play), George Corey (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Edward G. Robinson ... Wilbert Winkle
Ruth Warrick ... Amy Winkle
Ted Donaldson ... Barry
Bob Haymes Bob Haymes ... Jack Pettigrew
Richard Lane ... Sgt. 'Alphabet' Czeidrowski
Robert Armstrong ... Joe Tinker
Richard Gaines ... Ralph Westcott
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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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Mr. Winkle goes to war...and your heart goes with him! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | War

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

Soundtracks

Sweet Genevieve
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Lyrics by George Cooper
Music by Henry Tucker
Sung by Edward G. Robinson, Robert Armstrong, Richard Lane and Bob Haymes
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Mr Winkle Goes to War review
11 May 2020 | by JoeytheBritSee all my reviews

No one could play both snarling gangster and mild-mannered, henpecked husband as adeptly as Edward .G Robinson, and in this likeable war movie he's the latter. He's a bank clerk who gets the chance to realise his dream of working with his hands when he's inducted into the army during WWII, and becomes a war hero in the process. The material is slight, but Robinson carries it off with style.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Su mayor anhelo See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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