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Mr. Winkle Goes to War Details


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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


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


Alfred E. Green
Jack Moss
Theodore Pratt
Book Author
Waldo Salt
Louis Solomon
Joseph Walker
Morris W. Stoloff
Musical Direction/Supervision
Paul Sawtell
Composer (Music Score)
Richard Fantl
Rudolph Sternad
Art Director
Earl Bellamy
First Assistant Director