Heroes for Sale (1933)
Average Rating: 8.1/10
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Release Date: Jun 17, 1933 Wide
Average Rating: 3.8/5
User Ratings: 226
What isn't Heroes for Sale about? Within its 71-minute time frame, this film (co-written by "professional cynic" Wilson Mizner) tackles such issues as disenfranchised war veterans, misguided hero worship, drug addiction, the Depression, capitalism, labor relations and communism. Richard Barthelmess plays a wounded war hero whose hospital stay has turned him into a morphine junkie. He wanders from town to town looking for work during the Depression, only to be turned away with a "we've got our
Jun 17, 1933 Wide
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Thomas "Tom" Holmes
Robert H. Barrat
George W. Gibson
George Pat Collins
President of the Lau...
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Not a gram of fat in Wellman's crazy, urgent, ribald Depression pamphlet
A Pre-Code Battle in Seattle... Heroes for Sale is not a perfect film, and not particularly interested in perfection, but really and truly, pretend this isn't a cliché: they don't make 'em like this anymore.
An astonishment: a no-punches-pulled social history of America from World War I to 1933 that covers trench warfare, drug addiction, Communism, automation, labor riots, false imprisonment, xenophobia, bread lines and more.
A satisfactory but vexing populist social conscience film from the Depression-era.
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