A Medal for Benny

A Medal for Benny

A Medal for Benny is a 1945 American film directed by Irving Pichel. The story was conceived by writer Jack Wagner, who enlisted his long-time friend John Steinbeck to help him put it into script form. The film was released by Paramount Pictures. The film is also known as Benny's Medal.


The film examines small-town hypocrisy.

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    contentLocation California
    director Irving Pichel
    editor Arthur P. Schmidt
    genre drama
    musicBy Victor Young
    nomination Academy Award for Best Story Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
    productionCompany Paramount Pictures
    publisher Paramount Pictures