The Hollywood War 1939-1945 (2013): S01E03 – On Every Front


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.


During World War II, Hollywood’s efforts gave an unprecedented boost to the morale and recruitment levels of the American armed forces, making cinema the most important form of popular media produced during the war. This importance is demonstrated by the extensive use of films in propaganda, recruitment, training, and morale-boosting. The stars are also involved. Some stars shoot educational films while others, like Clark Gable, James Stewart or Tyrone Power placed themselves in harm’s way. At the end of the conflict, Hollywood cameras witness the liberation of the camps, providing so much evidence of the enemy’s war crimes and crimes against humanity. But after the German capitulation, the public still had to be convinced of the need to put an end to Japan’s resistance.

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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