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Mr. Winkle Goes to War (1944)

Mr. Winkle Goes to War

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The year is 1942: Mr. Winkle (Edward G. Robinson), a mild-mannered bank clerk, decides to quit his job and open a fix-it shop in his garage. Winkle's wife Amy (Ruth Warrick) disapproves of this, and orders her husband to move into his little shop. Tired of being browbeaten, Winkle is delighted when his draft notice shows up. Fitted for a uniform, Winkle has the wind taken out of his sails in basic training, but soon finds that army life agrees with him; when given a chance to go home when the draft age is lowered to 38, he refuses to do so. Transferred to the South Pacific, Winkle instinctively performs a conspicuous act of bravery. He returns home a much-decorated hero, but he's too shy to partake in the ceremonies in his honor, opting instead to return to his shop, and to his now-loving wife Amy. A tailor-made Edward G. Robinson vehicle, Mr. Winkle Goes to War was adapted by Waldo Salt, George Corey and Louis Solomon from a novel by Theodore Pratt. Watch for Robert Mitchum, Hugh Beaumont and Miss Jeff Donnell in unbilled bits.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Comedy
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Written By: Louis Solomon, Waldo Salt, George Corey
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Columbia Pictures

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Edward G. Robinson
as Wilbert George Winkl...
Ruth Warrick
as Amy Winkle
Bob Haymes
as Jack Pettigrew
Richard Lane
as Sgt. `Alphabet'
Robert Armstrong
as Joe Tinker
Richard Gaines
as Ralph Wescott
Art Smith
as McDavid
Ann Shoemaker
as Martha Pettigrew
Paul Stanton
as A.B. Simkins
George Tyne
as Johnson
Jeff Donnell
as Hostess
Warren Ashe
as Captain
James Flavin
as Sergeant
Sam Flint
as Doctor
Hugh Beaumont
as Range Officer
Tommy Cook
as 4th Kid
Dennis Moore
as Sergeant
Leslie Sketchley
as Army Draftee
Buddy Yarus
as Johnson
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½

Delightful film with an excellent Edward G Robinson performance, as always. Well written and a good story. Worth watching just to see Robinson.

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