Item Details

The Battle of China [videorecording]: & War Comes to America

producer, Frank Capra ; directors, Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak ; screenplay, Anatole Litvak, Anthony Veiler, Robert Heller
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
The Battle of China (1944): Depicts Japanese aggression against China during World War II and describes Japan's plans for world conquest. Recalls Chinese development of the compass, printing, astronomy, gunpowder, and porcelain. War comes to America (1945): Briefly reviews the history of the United States and describes the characteristics, habits, and beliefs of the American people. Explains the events from 1931 to 1941 that caused the United States to enter World War II
Director
Frank Capra; Anatole Litvak
Performers
Narrators: Walter Huston, Anthony Veiler.
Release Date
1943
Run Time
131 min.
Language
English
Notes
  • Parts six and seven of a propaganda series of seven information films shown to the American G.I. in the 1940's. Originally produced by the United States government for the Morale Services Division which documents the causes and events leading up to World War II and exhorts Americans to support the war effort. .
  • "Collector series" -- Set box
  • Title from container.
Variant Title
Title on set box: World War II: why we fight
War comes to America.
World War 2
Edition
Full screen
Series
Frank Capra's Why We Fight
ISBN
0766204944 (set box), 9780766204942 (set box), 0766204987, 9780766204980
Credits
Editor, William Hornbeck ; music, Dimitri Tiomkin, Army Air Force Orchestra.
Published
New York : GoodTimes Home Video Corp., c2000.
Recording Info
Videodisc release as two 1944 and 1945 documentary films.
Publisher no.
  • 05-81113 GoodTimes Home Video
  • 05-83016 GoodTimes Home Video (set box)
Related Resources
Internet Movie Database Summary and Reviews
Description
1 videodisc (ca. 131 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD format. Digital video disc. Dolby Digital mono. All Regions. NTSC
Technical Details
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