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Crucible of Empire [videorecording]: The Spanish-American War

a production of Great Projects Film Company, Inc. in association with South Carolina ETV ; written and produced by Daniel A. Miller and Daniel B. Polin ; directed by Daniel A. Miller ; based on an idea by Leon Wolff and Perry Wolff
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
An account of the United States' war with Spain beginning in 1898 which eventually led to U.S. control of Cuba and the Philippines, and later resulted in the independence of those two countries. Explains the United States' experiment in imperialism, which it later decided against. Tells the story of the war from all perspectives, not just the American side.
Director
Daniel A. Miller
Performers
Narrator, Edward James Olmos ; character voices, Larry Linville, Laurence Luckinbill, Lou Diamond Phillips, Shawn Elliot, Jeff DeMunn, Roger Pretto.
Release Date
1999
Run Time
120 min.
Language
Closed-captioned in English
Rating
Not rated
Notes
Originally broadcast on PBS in 1999.
Variant Title
Spanish-American War
Edition
Full-screen version
Contents
  • That battleship of "Maine"
  • The only recourse
  • Playing the Cuba story
  • Steps to war
  • They are our redeemers
  • To Cuba
  • The liberator
  • One man and all our institutions
  • The Philippine disaster
  • Epilogue.
ISBN
0793693276, 9780793693276
Credits
Director of photography, Roger T. Grange, III ; editor, Ted Winterburn ; graphic design, Clive Helfet ; music, T.O. Sterrett ; advisors, James C. Bradford ... [et al.] ; executive producers, Kenneth Mandell, Daniel B. Polin.
Published
[Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video, [2007]
Publisher no.
CESP601 PBS Home Video
Description
1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD-video; NTSC, region 1; stereo; full-screen.
Technical Details
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