A Medal for Benny (1945)

A Medal for Benny


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In this film, shiftless Benny (who is never seen) has been tossed out of his Southern California town by the "proper" citizens. Drafted into the army, Benny is killed in action. Now that he's a hero, his old hometown gears up for a Congressional Medal of Honor ceremony.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Comedy
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Written By: John Steinbeck, Frank R. Butler, Jack Wagner
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as Charley Martin

as Lolita Sierra

as Joe Morales

as Raphael Catalina

as Chito Sierra

as Zach Mibbe

as Edgar Lovekin

as Toodles Castro

as Mayor of Pantera

as Frank Alviso

as Mrs. Catalina

as Pamfilo Chaves

as Mrs. Chavez

as Father Bly

as Chief of Police

as Governor

as Pepster

as Pepster

as Pepster

as Cameraman/Red

as Bank Guard

as Eddie Krinch

as Telephone operator
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By today's standards, this small-town melodrama about hypocrisy, based on John Steinbeck's writing, is sentimental, but it made an impression when originally made.

Full Review… | June 16, 2011

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