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January 29, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Time Details:
(1944 / b&w / 101 min.) This is the last in our series of films written and directed by Preston Sturges, and will be followed by a discussion led by your host. Gabrielle Gopinath. Should you bring the kids? While these comedies are racy by 1940's standards, today's teens may enjoy them if they have an interest in films of that era.
Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (to your left as you enter the lobby)
1313 3rd Street
Eureka, CA 95501
Free, sponsored by the Friends of the Redwood Libraries.
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6:30 p.m. Eureka Library Classic Film Series, Hail, the Conquering Hero

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Woodrow Lafayette Pershing Truesmith leaves his small town to join the Marines during World War II. But when he’s given a medical discharge after only a month, he takes a job at a San Diego shipyard and writes letters home about his fictitious wartime exploits. Returning home, he discovers that his innocent lies have spread further than he expected. Starring Eddie Bracken, Ella Raines, and William Demarest. Written and directed by Preston Sturges.

the Conquering

When Preston Sturges makes a hit, Everybody goes to it.
When Preston Sturges makes a hit, 
Everybody goes to it.
To those who know, the reason's clear
The longest laughs in town are here!

From the man who made you laugh with 
'The Miracle of Morgan's Creek'
Written and Directed by Preston Sturges

Films written and directed by Preston Sturges.

Note: the film poster images for this series are all copyright Paramount Pictures, and are used here in accordance with the contract allowing the library to hold a public showing of the films.