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Crew:

Director: John Ford
Screenplay: Richard Sale, Mary Loos
DOP: Leo Tover
Production: Twentieth Century Fox

When Willie Comes Marching Home

A film by John Ford

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Bill Kluggs enters the service with big hopes of going overseas. He lives in a small city in West Virginia and, to his glory, is the first man in town to go to the army. But his uncanny marksmanship keeps him at home as a shooting instructor... much to his embarrassment, of course. One fine day, a pilot gets suddenly sick and Bill Kluggs is invited to replace him on a very secret mission...
  • Cast:

    Dan Dailey, Corinne Calvet, Colleen Townsend, William Demarest, Jimmy Lydon, Lloyd Corrigan, Evelyn Varden
  • Original Title:

    When Willie Comes Marching Home
  • Country:

    United States of America
  • Year:

    1950
  • 82'

Crew:

Director: John Ford
Screenplay: Richard Sale, Mary Loos
DOP: Leo Tover
Production: Twentieth Century Fox

Director

John Ford

Best-known for directing Westerns and silent movies, John Ford is one of the most prominent filmmakers of all time. Through his career covering nearly 50 years, he directed over 140 films, many of which were nominated for top honors including Academy Awards. The 40's and 50's proved to be a crucial period in his career, as some of his best works including Grapes of Wrath (1940), Fort Apache (1948), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and The Quiet Man were released. From westerns to classics and romance, he has experimented with a wide range of genres.  His trademark style was directing long shots with his protagonists set in rocky, natural topographies.
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