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Heroes for Sale

IMDb 7.8 76 min
Genre:
Drama, War
Stars:
Loretta Young, Charley Grapewin, Robert Barrat, Grant Mitchell, Aline MacMahon, Richard Barthelmess, Berton Churchill, Gordon Westcott
Director:
William A. Wellman
Country:
United States
Rating:
6.0 / 4 times
Release:
1933-06-17
Synopsis:
The saga of Tom Holmes - a man of principles - from the Great War to the Great Depression. Will he ever get a break? His war heroics earn fame and a medal for someone else, and his wounds result in a morphine addiction that costs him a job, his reputation in his home town, and months in a clinic. He goes to Chicago, where he's enterprising and dedicated to his work and his fellow workers, but an invention he champions results in the opposite of his intentions, leading to loss of life and an unjust imprisonment. After release, during the Depression, he must face local "red squads" and vigilante groups jousting out jobless men. Will anyone see his true heroic character?