A Medal for Benny
A Medal for Benny (1945)

John Steinbeck cowrote this sometimes hilarious, sometimes heart-wrenching study of small-town hypocrisy. Shiftless Benny (who is never seen) has been tossed out of his Southern California town by the "proper" citizens. Drafted… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 16, 1945
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Emanuel Levy

By today's standards, this small-town melodrama about hypocrisy, based on John Steinbeck's writing, is sentimental, but it made an impression when originally made.

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