The Hollywood War 1939-1945 (2013): S01E02 – Confronting the Dictators


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.


When the USA joined World War II, it was no just ordinary citizens who enlisted. The biggest names in Hollywood – from producers, stars, artists, technicians – joined the war effort. From making shows commercials to get people to buy war bonds to creating films that demonised Hitler Nazism, to actually fighting in the war – thereby blurring the boundaries of reality and fiction. From its entry into the war, America must celebrate its allies: many films praise the power of the Russian nation, the resistance of Great Britain and denounce the invasion of China by Japan. By contrast, Japan is set up as a sworn enemy of the United States: Pearl Harbour must be avenged, through propaganda bordering on racial hatred.

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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