The Hollywood War 1939-1945 (2013): S01E01 – United Under The Flag


Introduction

The Hollywood War 1939-1945 is an arts, war documentary hosted by Leslie Clack, published by France Televisions in 2013.

Original title: La Guerre d’Hollywood: 1939-1945.

Outline

In the 1930s, American cinema was an industry that depended heavily on foreign markets. So when Hitler took power in Germany in 1933, the major studios took care of making films that did not displease the Nazis. But little by little, personalities like filmmaker John Ford or producer Jack Warner broke the law of silence and made feature films glorifying the army. In 1933, when Hitler came to power in Germany and Roosevelt in the United States, Hollywood was already an economic giant, the eighth largest industry in the country. Within it, voices are already heard against the rise of fascism – Confession of a Nazi Spy is the first major anti-Nazi film. From 11 December 1941, after the attack on Pearl Harbour, all the professions of the cinema will be put at the service of propaganda, from the creation of battalions of combat cameramen to the promotion of war bonds from the Treasury through mass enlistment and training new recruits.

The Hollywood War 1939-1945 Series

You can find a full index and overview of The Hollywood War 1939-1945 here.

Production & Filming Detail

  • Release Date: 2013.
  • Rating: M.
  • Running Time: 50-51 minutes (per episode).
  • Country: France.
  • Language: English.

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