Mr. Winkle Goes to War

Mr. Winkle Goes to War

Edward G. Robinson
Director: Alfred E. Green Cast: Edward G. Robinson
Edward G. Robinson
, Ruth Warrick
Ruth Warrick
, Ted Donaldson
Ted Donaldson
Alfred E. Green


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/06/2012
UPC: 0043396396937
Original Release: 1944
Rating: NR
Source: Sony Mod
Sales rank: 12,138

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Edward G. Robinson Wilbert George Winkle
Ruth Warrick Amy Winkle
Ted Donaldson Barry
Bob Haymes Jack Pettigrew
Richard Lane Sgt. "Alphabet"
Donald Smith Joe Tinker
Richard Gaines Ralph Westcott
Walter S. Baldwin Plummer
Art Smith McDavid
Ann Shoemaker Martha Pettigrew
Paul Stanton A.B. Simkins
Buddy Yarus Johnson
William Forrest Captain
Bernadene Hayes Gladys
Jeff Donnell Hostess
Herbert Heyes Doctor
Anne Loos Girl
George Tyne Johnson
Warren Ashe Captain
Hugh Beaumont Range Officer
Early Cantrell Girl
Tommy Cook 4th Kid
Nancy Evans Girl
James Flavin Sergeant
Sam Flint Army Doctor
Howard Freeman Mayor
Terry Frost Military Police
Ernest Hilliard Army Doctor
Fred Kohler Sergeant
Nelson Leigh Army Doctor
Robert Mitchum Corporal
Dennis Moore Sergeant
Forbes Murray Army Doctor
Leslie Sketchley Army Draftee
Ben Taggart Army Doctor
Larry Thompson Military Police
Emmett Vogan Barber

Technical Credits
Alfred E. Green Director
Lionel Banks Art Director
Earl Bellamy Asst. Director
George Corey Screenwriter
Carmen Dragon Score Composer
Richard Fantl Editor
George Montgomery Set Decoration/Design
Jack Moss Producer
Waldo Salt Screenwriter
Paul Sawtell Score Composer
Louis Solomon Screenwriter
Rudolph Sternad Art Director
Morris W. Stoloff Musical Direction/Supervision
Joseph Walker Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Mr. Winkle Goes to War
1. Chapter 1 [10:38]
2. Chapter 2 [8:51]
3. Chapter 3 [10:30]
4. Chapter 4 [9:41]
5. Chapter 5 [11:23]
6. Chapter 6 [9:18]
7. Chapter 7 [9:37]
8. Chapter 8 [9:26]

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