Heroes for Sale

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The saga of Tom Holmes - a man of principles - from the Great War to the Great Depression. Will he ever get a break? His war heroics earn fame and a medal for someone else, and his wounds result in a morpheme addiction that costs him a job, his reputation in his home town, and months in a clinic. He goes to Chicago, where he's enterprising and dedicated to his work and his fellow workers, but an invention he champions results in the opposite of his intentions, leading to loss of life and an unjust imprisonment. After release, during the Depression, he must face local "red squads" and vigilante groups jousting out jobless men. (IMDB)

  1. Wilson Mizner


  2. Robert Lord


  3. William A. Wellman


Top Billed Cast

  1. Richard Barthelmess

    Richard Barthelmess

    Thomas 'Tom' Holmes

  2. Aline MacMahon

    Aline MacMahon

    Mary Dennis

  3. Loretta Young

    Loretta Young

    Ruth Loring Holmes

  4. Gordon Westcott

    Gordon Westcott

    Roger Winston

  5. Robert Barrat

    Robert Barrat

    Max Brinker (as Robert Barratt)

  6. Berton Churchill

    Berton Churchill

    Mr. Winston

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 16m

Budget $290.00

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • June 17, 1933
    PG, Theatrical



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