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World  War  II,  1939-45

My father's war. Our side won.

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First Motion Picture Unit of the U.S. Army Air Forces

Atomic U.S.A. Page at Spirit of America

AS's 'World At War: From Versailles To The Cold War' website
World War 2 History Info website
'United States Army Air Forces in World War II' tribute site
weekly 'Roundup' newspaper of the China-Burma-India Theater in WW2


untitled U.S.S. Indianapolis Project [Warner Bros. 2013?]  
Announced 8/2011: Warner Bros. and Robert & Susan Downey are tackling the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis
during World War II. Warners has picked up the life rights to Hunter Scott, the 11-year old boy who worked to exonerate
the court-martialed captain of the Indianapolis, blamed for the deaths of hundreds of men in a horrifying shark ordeal.
Robert Schenkkan is set to write the script for Warners-based Team Downey • not yet listed on IMDb

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"A Newsreel History of The Third Reich" [2005-2011]
Newsreel History of The Third Reich  Compiled from German newsreels which were made under the influence of Goebbels and the Ministry of Propaganda, these are by no means accurate histories but display the 'news' as received by the German people. • not listed on IMDb
Volumes 1-5: From the End of The Great War To The Assault On The Mediterranean
Arts Magic b&w DVD set [7/2005] 5 disks for $35.99
Volumes 6-10: From The War With The Soviet Union To The Bombing of Paris, Part 1
Arts Magic b&w DVD set [6/2010] 5 disks for $35.99
Volumes 11-15: From The War With The Soviet Union To The Bombing of Paris, Part 2
Arts Magic b&w DVD set [3/2011] 5 disks for $26.49
Volumes 16-20: From The Hitler Youth Training School To The Final Days of WWII
Arts Magic b&w DVD set DVD [8/2011] 5 disks for $37.49

"L'Armée des Ombres" aka "Army of Shadows"
[France 1969; USA April 2006]
L'Armée des Ombres video  A leader of the French resistance is betrayed to the Germans and sent to an internment camp; he escapes and exacts revenge on the traitor. Written & directed by Jean-Pierre Melville [1917-73], based on Joseph Kessel's novel; starring Lino Ventura, Simone Signoret, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Claude Mann, Paul Crauchet & Christian Barbier
Criterion widescreen color DVD [5/2007] for $35.99
full credits from IMDb
official movie site
L'Armée des Ombres novel  "L'Armée des Ombres" [1943 novel] by Joseph Kessel
French & European Publns pb [10/86] for $16.95
Pocket French-language pb [5/2001] out of print/rare

"Barefoot Gen 1 & 2" [Japan]
The tale of a child surviving the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945; the manga books are important anti-war works,
and the film is a landmark in animé art. The sequel takes place three years later.
Barefoot Gen video  
"Barefoot Gen" aka 'Hadashi no gen' [1983]
Directed by Mori Masaki; written & produced by Keiji Nakazawa
Image Ent. bilingual color DVD [4/99] out of stock/used
Orion Home Video color VHS [7/95] out of stock/used
full credits from IMDb
Barefoot Gen 2 video   "Barefoot Gen 2" aka 'Hadashi no gen 2' [1986]
Co-directed by Toshio Hirata & Akio Sakai; written by Keiji Nakazawa
video not available; full credits from IMDb
Barefoot Gen books  "Barefoot Gen" aka 'Hadashi no gen' [1973]
classic manga novels by Keiji Nakazawa

first serialized in 1972-73 in the 'Shukan Shonen Jampu' comic weekly
Volume 1: A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima - Last Gasp 8¼x6 pb [10/2004] for $14.95
Volume 2: The Day After - Last Gasp 8¼x6 pb [10/2004] for $14.95
Volume 3: Life After The Bomb - Last Gasp pb [5/2005] for $10.17
Volume 4: Out of The Ashes - Last Gasp pb [5/2005] for $10.17

"Battle Cry" [Warner Bros. Feb 1955]
Produced & directed by Raoul Walsh; script by Leon Uris from his novel; starring Van Heflin, Aldo Ray, Mona Freeman,
Nancy Olson, James Whitmore, Raymond Massey, Tab Hunter, Dorothy Malone, Anne Francis, William Campbell, John
Lupton, L.Q. Jones, Perry Lopez, Fess Parker, Jonas Applegarth, Felix Noriego, Susan Morrow, Carleton Young,
Rhys Williams & Allyn Ann McLerie; full credits at IMDb

"The Battle of Britain" [1969]
full credits at IMDb

"Battle of the Bulge" [Cinerama 1965]
Starring Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan, Dana Andrews,
George Montgomery, Charles Bronson & James MacArthur; full credits at IMDb

won Oscar for    won Oscar for    won Oscar for    won Oscar for    won Oscar for    won Oscar for    won Oscar for    won Oscar for
"The Best Years of Our Lives" [1946]
Directed by William Wyler; won 8 Oscars; videos & DVDsfull credits at IMDb

"The Big Red One" [1980]
Written & directed by Samuel Fuller; starring Lee Marvin; full credits at IMDb

"Bombardier" [R.K.O. Radio Pictures May 1943]
Bombardier 1943 movie   Mostly filmed at Kirtland Army Air Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico; the U.S. Army sets up a school to teach precision high-altitude bombing; directed by Richard Wallace & Lambert Hillyer; written by John Twist & Martin Rackin; starring Pat O'Brien, Randolph Scott, Anne Shirley, Eddie Albert, BrigGen. Eugene L. Eubank, Robert Ryan, Barton MacLane, Walter Reed, Richard Martin, Hugh Beaumont & Paul Fix
Warner Archive Collection b&w DVD [6/2011] for $18.89
Eurpac b&w VHS [5/93] out of prodn/used
Turner Home Ent. b&w VHS [undated] out of prodn/used
27"x40" poster from Amazon for $16.95
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

won Oscar for Best Picture   David Lean won Oscar for Best Director   won Oscar for Best Script Adaptation   Alec Guinness won Oscar for Best Actor   won Oscar for Best Cinematography   won Oscar for Best Editing    won Oscar for Best Music Score
"The Bridge On The River Kwai" [Columbia Dec 1957]
Bridge on the River Kwai movie poster  British soldiers imprisoned by the Japanese are ordered to work on construction of the Burma-Siam railway. Directed by David Lean; based on the novel by Pierre Boulle; starring William Holden, Jack Hawkins, Alec Guinness & Sessue Hayakawa; won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Script Adaptation, Best Actor (AG), Best Cinema- tography, Best Film Editing & Best Music Score, won DGA & 4 BAFTA Awards
Sony widescreen color DVD [11/2000] for $14.49
Sony widescreen color Limited Edition DVD [11/2000] 2 disks for $34.99
Sony widescreen color VHS [4/97] out of prodn/used
Sony color VHS [7/94] out of prodn/many used
Sony soundtrack CD [3/95] out of [prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
11"x17" red poster from Amazon for $9.99
11"x17" yellow poster from Amazon for $9.99
11"x17" white poster from Amazon for $9.99
Bridge Over The River Kwai novel  
"The Bridge Over The River Kwai" [1952]
by Pierre Boulle [1912-94]

Presidio Press 8½x5½ pb [8/2007] for $10.17
Bantam mass pb [9/84] out of print/used
Amereon 8¾x5¾ hardcover [7/88] for $21.51

"The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial"

Pulitzer-winning "The Caine Mutiny" [1951 novel] by Herman Wouk

1953 stage play: Broadway credits at IBDb

1954 film directed by Edward Dmytryk
Starring Humphrey Bogart, José Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray & E.G. Marshall; full credits at IMDb

Sony-Columbia/CBS tv movie [May 1988]
Directed by Robert Altman [1925-2006]; teleplay by Herman Wouk, from his classic play; full credits at IMDb

"Catch-22" [Filmways/Paramount June 1970]
Catch-22 movie poster  Based on the best-selling Joseph Heller novel. Captain Yossarian (Alan Arkin) tries deperately to get grounded so he will not have to fly any more bombing missions over Hitler's Europe: anyone who goes to war is crazy, but if he asks to be grounded for being crazy, then he's not crazy anymore and he has to keep flying – catch 22. A gut-wrenching satire.
Directed by Mike Nichols; screenplay by Buck Henry; all-star cast including Orson Welles
Paramount color VHS [8/2001] for $9.95
Paramount widescreen DVD [5/2001] for $17.99
full credits from IMDb

Catch-22 book  BLUE CHECK: listed #77 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100  Novels (8/2014)  RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005)  GREEN CHECK: listed on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  GOLD STAR: listed on Business Insider's The 35 Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lifetime, 9/2013  novel by Joseph Heller [1961]
Scribner 8x5¼ pb [9/96] for $9.60
S&S Classic 9½x6¾ hardcover [10/99] for $18.20
DH Audio ABR [3/99] out of print/used
BooksOnTape audio [1980] out of print/used
Closing Time book   the sequel to 'Catch-22': "Closing Time: A Novel" [1994]
Scribner 9x5¾ pb [9/95] for $10.40
S&S 9½x6½ hardcover [10/94] out of print/used
S&S ABR audio [11/94] out of print/used
BooksOnTape audio [1/94] out of print/used

"Colditz" TV series [BBC/Universal 1972-74]
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068059/

"Colditz" mini-series [Granada TV March 2005]
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0415407/
Colditz: The Complete 2-Part Miniseries /B000HC2PLS

"Combat America" [U.S.A.A.F. Sept 1944]
Combat America documentary by 1Lt. Clark Gable  62-minute Technicolor documentary made by then-Lieutenant Clark Gable featuring the men of the U.S.A.A.F. 351st Bombardment Group between combat missions over Germany from an R.A.F. base in England. Post-production was done by Gable on assignment at F.M.P.U. / Fort Roach. Produced, directed & narrated by and starring 1Lt. Clark Gable; cameos by Gen. 'Hap' Arnold & Bob Hope
Alpha Video 102-min. DVD [6/2009] for $7.98
Periscope Film 110-min. Deluxe Edition DVD [4/2007] for $24.99
Good Times Video b&w DVD [5/2001] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
hour-long online version at Google Video

"Come  See  The  Paradise"
[Fox Dec 1990]
Come See the Paradise movie   An American union organizer falls in love with a Japanese girl in pre-war Los Angeles, and they escape local prejudice by eloping to Seattle; but soon after Pearl Harbor, all Japanese on the West Coast are herded into concentration camps, and the young man is drafted. Written & directed by Alan Parker; starring Dennis Quaid, Tamlyn Tomita, Sab Shimono, Shizuko Hoshi, Colm Meaney & Becky Ann Baker
Fox widescreen color DVD [6/2006] for $12.99
Fox color VHS [3/92] out of prodn/many used
Varese Sarabande soundtrack CD [12/90] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

"Confidential & Restricted Films of World War II"
Confidential & Restricted Films of World War II  "Confidential Films of World War II" [2007]
Films released thru the Freedom of Information Act: battle footage from late 1943 to mid-1944.
Timeless Media Group b&w/color DVD [3/2007] 2 disks for $9.98
"Restricted Films of World War II" [2007]
Films released thru the Freedom of Information Act: battle footage from mid-1944 to mid-1945.
Timeless Media Group b&w/color DVD [3/2007] 2 disks for $9.98
neither set is listed at IMDb

"Cross of Iron" [Avco/EMI 1976]
Cross of Iron   Death, horror & futility – Peckinpah's anti-war film from the German Army point of view, as they retreat from the debacle of Stalingrad. And do not miss the very last freeze-frame, which is what makes Peckinpah's only war movie an existential masterpiece. Directed by Sam Peckinpah [1925-84], adapted from Heinrich's novel (below); starring James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason & David Warner
Hen's Tooth Video color DVD [2/2000] for $25.49
Hen's Tooth Video color VHS [10/98] for $29.99
full credits from IMDb
based on the novel "The Willing Flesh" by Willi Heinrich
Noontide hardcover [5/88] out of print/used
Bantam pb [3/81] out of print/used

"Das Boot" [Germany 1981]: full credits at IMDb

"The Devil's Brigade" [1968]
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen; starring William Holden & Cliff Robertson • full credits at IMDb

"Dunkirk" [Warner Bros. July 2017]  7/2017
Co-produced, written & directed by Christopher Nolan; music by Hans Zimmer; starring Tom Hardy, Fionn Whitehead,
Mark Rylance, Harry Styles • full credits at IMDb
watch 8/2016 official trailer with guitar music [1:19] online at YouTube
watch 8/2016 official teaser trailer [1:06] online at YouTube

"Emperor" [LionsGate USA March 2013, Shochiku Japan July 2013]
Emperor movie starring Tommy Lee Jones as Gen. MacArthur  Filmed in New Zealand & Japan; after the Japanese surrender in August 1946, General Douglas MacArthur assumes control of the country; one of his first concerns is whether to prosecute the Emperor for 'war crimes', so he assigns young Gen. Fellers to investigate; Fellers's personal mission is to find the Japanese beauty that he met and fell in love with before the war. Directed by Peter Webber; screenplay by Vera Blasi & David Klass, based on a book by Shiro Okamoto; starring Tommy Lee Jones {as MacArthur}, Matthew Fox {as Fellers}, Eriko Hatsune, Kaori Momoi, Aaron Jackson, Takatarô Kataoka (as the Emperor}, Toshiyuki Nishida, William Wallace, Masatô Ibu, Isao Natsuyagi, Nic Sampson, Colin Moy, Shôhei Hino, Masayoshi Haneda & Masatoshi Nakamura
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitewatch trailer [1:59] at IMDb

"Fat Man and Little Boy"
[Paramount Oct 1989]
Fat Man and Little Boy video  A re-enactment of the tensions inside the Manhattan Project, the secret research & design operation at Los Alamos, NM that designed & built the atomic bombs used to end World War II. Co-written & directed by Roland Joffé; co-written by Bruce Robinson; starring Paul Newman, Dwight Schultz, Bonnie Bedelia, John Cusack, Laura Dern & Natasha Richardson
Paramount color DVD [4/2004] for $9.99
Paramount color VHS [5/92] out of stock/used
full credits from IMDb

"Flags of Our Fathers"
[Malpaso/DreamWorks/Warner Oct 2006]
Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers poster  "[These two films] stand as a monumental achievement and an enduring one."
— reviewer Stuart Klawans

Three of the U.S. Marines in the classic photo of the flag-raising on Iwo Jima are ordered back to America to be used in wartime propaganda. Directed by Clint Eastwood; script by William Broyles Jr. & Paul Haggis, based on the book {below}; starring Ryan Phillippe, Jesse Bradford, Adam Beach & John Benjamin Hickey
Paramount widescreen color DVD [2/2007] for $16.99
Paramount color DVD [2/2007] for $16.99
full credits from IMDb
official movie site {requires Flash}
Flags of Our Fathers book  
"Flags of Our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima" [2000]
by James Bradley, with Ron Powers

tribute book by the son of one participant
Bantam mass pb [5/2006] for $7.99
Bantam 9x6 pb [10/2001] for $11.20
Bantam 9x6¼ hardcover [5/2000] for $17.82

"Letters From Iwo Jima"
[Malpaso/DreamWorks/Warner Dec 2006]
Eastwood's Letters From Iwo Jima  The battle for Iwo Jima in February 1945, from the viewpoint of Japan's soldiers making a last stand against U.S. forces, centered on a general and a conscripted baker.
Directed by Clint Eastwood; written by Iris Yamashita & Paul Haggis; starring Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryo Kase & Shido Nakamura; Oscar nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Script & Best Sound
video/DVD not yet released; full credits from IMDb
official movie site {requires Flash}

"Flying Tigers" [1942]
Starring John Wayne; full credits at IMDb

"For The Boys" [1991]
Starring Bette Midler & James Caan; full credits at IMDb


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"Government Girl" [R.K.O. Jan 1944]
Government Girl magazine ad   A comedy that covers the issues in play toward the end of WWII: optimism, women in the workforce, housing & other shortages, production of war materiel, and the frenzy of wartime politics in Washington, DC. A bungling, naive lobbyist from Detroit is forced to rely on his pretty secretary to maneuver thru the federal bureaucracy to convert factories for building bombers. Produced, co-written & directed by Dudley Nichols; co-written by Budd Schulberg, from a story by Adela Rogers St. Johns; starring Olivia de Havilland, Sonny Tufts, Anne Shirley, Jess Barker, James Dunn, Paul Stewart & Agnes Moorehead
video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb

"Grave of The Fireflies (Hotaru no Haka)"
[Toho Japan April 1988, GKIDS USA 2013?]
Grave of The Fireflies / Hotaru no Haka animated feature film  Studio Ghibli made the film on contract to publisher Shinchosha, based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Akiyuki Nosaka; it was released on a double bill in 1988 with "My Neighbor Totoro". Roger Ebert and other critics consider the film a classic anti-war movie. Flashbacks tell of the destruction of Japan at the end of World War II, thru an orphaned brother and sister. GKIDS acquired North American rights from Toho in late 2012, for a 25th Anniversary theatrical release in 2013. Adapted & directed by Isao Takahata; Japanese voices by Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Yoshiko Shinohara, Akemi Yamaguchi
Section 23 subtitled widescreen color Blu-ray [11/2012] for $16.99
Section 23 subtitled color DVD [3/2012] for $14.93
Section 23 English-dubbed color DVD set [7/2009] 2 disks for $54.27
Central Park Media subtitled widescreen color DVD [10/98] for $30.38
Central Park Media dubbed/subtitled color DVD set [10/2002] 2 disks - out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbofficial Japanese-language movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia

"The Great Dictator"  [United Artists Oct 1940]
Chaplin's Great Dictator movie  Chaplin's first talkie; an amnesiac Jewish barber (Chaplin) is released from hospital unaware of a resemblance to his country's new dictator, Adenoid Hynkle (also Chaplin). Temporary favoritism of the Jews is soon replaced with shipment to concentration camps; the barber and a sympathetic officer escape and are captured by enemy forces, who believe the barber to be the dictator. The bogus dictator then delivers a lyrical four-minute radio speech advocating peace. Written, directed & starring Charles Chaplin [1889-1977]; co-starring Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner, Henry Daniell & Billy Gilbert; Oscar nominated for Best Picture, Best Original Script, Best Actor (CC), Best Supporting Actor (JO), Best Original Score; listed on the National Film Registry in 1997
Warner special edition DVD [7/2003] 2 disks for $26.99
Image Ent b&w DVD [4/2000] out of stock/used
Creative Design Limited Edition DVD [7/2003] for $53.99
Playhouse b&w VHS [year?] out of prodn/rare
full credits from IMDbofficial movie site

Chaplin's "The Greatest Speech Ever Made" excerpted from "The Great Dictator" [1940]
watch video [4:38] on YouTube

"The Great Escape" [Mirisch/U.A. 1963]
Directed by John Sturges; script by James Clavell & W.R. Burnett [1899-1982], based on the 1950 book
by Paul Brickhill; starring Steve McQueen, James Garner & Charles Bronson • full credits at IMDb

"The Great Raid" [2005]: full credits at IMDb

"Hacksaw Ridge" [2016]: full credits at IMDb

"Hail The Conquering Hero"
[Paramount Aug 1944]
Hail The Conquering Hero magazine ad  A Marine recruit discharged for his hayfever condition is encouraged by fellow soldiers to wear unearned medals and return home as a hero. The town gets carried away, making plans to build a statue of him and asking him to run for mayor, and when he tries to tell the truth nobody will believe him. Co-produced, written & directed by Preston Sturges [1898-1959]; starring Eddie Bracken, Ella Raines, Raymond Walburn, William Demarest, Franklin Pangborn, Elizabeth Patterson, Georgia Caine, Al Bridge, Freddie Steele, Bill Edwards, Harry Hayden, Jimmy Conlin, Jimmie Dundee & Chester Conklin; Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay
Universal b&w VHS [3/92] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
DVD as part of the Preston Sturges Collection box set
Universal DVD box set [11/2006] 7 disks for $41.99

"Hell Is For Heroes" [1962]
Directed by Don Siegel; starring Steve McQueen, Bobby Darin & Fess Parker; full credits at IMDb

"Hell To Eternity" [Allied Artists Sept 1960]
Hell To Eternity paperback  True life story of Guy Gabaldon [1926-2006], a Hispanic boy raised in Los Angeles by a Japanese-American foster family. During World War II, his foster parents were sent to an internment camp, and he enlisted in the U.S. Marines. His ability to speak Japanese was useful during the bloody capture of the island of Saipan: he convinced 1,500 Japanese soldiers & civilians to surrender after their general committed suicide. Gabaldon was awarded the Navy Cross & the Congressional Medal of Honor. Directed by Phil Karlson; starring Jeffrey Hunter (as PFC Gabaldon), David Janssen, Vic Damone, Patricia Owens, Sessue Hayakawa & Miiko Taka
Warner Home Video b&w DVD [6/2007] for $15.99
Fox b&w VHS [11/91] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
novelization by Edward S. Aarons
Fawcett Gold Medal mass pb [1960] out of print

"Idiot's Delight" [M.G.M. Jan 1939]
Idiot's Delight poster  As war tensions build in Europe, an American song-and-dance troupe is stranded in a mountain resort, along with a German doctor, an English couple, a French pacifist, an Italian military officer, and a munitions manufacturer & his beautiful travelling companion. {Two different endings were filmed.) Directed by Clarence Brown; adapted by Robert E. Sherwood from his Pulitzer Prize-winning 1936 Broadway play (starring Lunt & Fontanne); starring Clark Gable, Norma Shearer, Edward Arnold, Charles Coburn, Joseph Schildkraut & Burgess Meredith
M.G.M. b&w VHS [12/91] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb; credits at Internet Broadway Database
playscript [Scribner's 1936]
Dramatists Play Service pb [1964] out of print/used
Scribner's hardcover [1936] out of print/used

"Japan's Longest Day"
[Toho Japan Aug 1967, USA March 1968]
Japan's Longest Day  This is the true story of 15 August 1945, as Japan's government considered surrender to the Allies; the 2-hour 40-minute film is broadcast in Japan every year on the anniversary of the surrender. After the atomic bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki, Japan's Army Minister Anami proposed to fight on, even to the death of every Japanese citizen. Emperor Hirohito and his other ministers considered the unthinkable – the peaceful surrender of Japan. When Anami learned of a military plot to overthrow the Emperor's civilian government, he faced the choice between his desires and his loyalty to the Emperor. Directed by Kihachi Okamoto; adapted by Shinobu Hashimoto from the 1965 book; starring Toshirô Mifune, Koshiro Matsumoto {as Emperor Hirohito}, Sô Yamamura, Chishu Ryu, Seiji Miyaguchi, Takashi Shimura, Toshio Kurosawa, Shogo Shimada, Susumu Fujita, Rokko Toura, Yûnosuke Itô, Daisuke Katô, Etsushi Takahashi, Jun Tazaki, Takao Inoue & Nobuo Nakamura; won Kinema Junpo Award for Best Script
Animeigo widescreen b&w/color DVD [9/2006] for $26.99
full credits from IMDb
Japan's Longest Day  
based on the renowned history “Nihon no Ichiban Nagai Hi” [1965]
by The Pacific War Research Society & Soichi Oya

Kodansha Intl. 7½x5¼ pb [9/2002] for $13.57
Ballantine Books mass pb [9/93] out of print/used

"Jeux Interdits" aka 'Forbidden Games' [France 1952]
Directed by René Clément; starring Brigitte Fossey; full credits at IMDb

"Journey Together" [U.K. 1945] /tt0038663/
British WWII propaganda film; co-written & directed by John Boulting; co-written by Terence Rattigan; with Edward G. Robinson

"King Rat" [1965]: full credits at IMDb

"La Neige était Sale" aka "Dirty Snow"
[France 1952, USA Oct 1956]
La Neige était Sale / Dirty Snow   A teenaged petty criminal living in an occupied city tempts Fate, committing crimes of escalating violence, and betraying the girl who loves him; Fate retaliates in the end.
Co-written & directed by Luis Saslavsky, adapted from a Georges Simenon novel; starring Daniel Gélin, Daniel Ivernel, Marie Mansart, Véra Norman, Nadine Basile, Antoine Balpêtré & Valentine Tessier
video not available; full credits from IMDb
Dirty Snow by Simenon   "Dirty Snow" [1948 novel, translated 1951]
by Georges Simenon [1903-89]

Random House/N.Y.R.B. 8x4¾ pb [9/2003] for $10.78

"The Memphis Belle: A Story of A Flying Fortress"
[Produced by F.M.P.U. of the U.S.A.A.F.; Paramount theatrical release April 1944]
Memphis Belle movie   Directed by William Wyler; cinematography by 1Lt. Harold J. Tannenbaum; listed by National Film Directory 2001
Platinum color DVD [11/2001] for $6.99
Timeless color VHS [3/2000] for $12.99
Tapeworm color VHS [12/99] out of stock/used
Tapeworm color VHS [11/90] out of stock/used
full credits at IMDbmovie fansite
Memphis Belle remake   1990 remake [Warner Bros.]
Directed by Michael Caton-Jones; script by Monte Merrick; starring Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz, Tate Donovan, D.B. Sweeney, Harry Connick Jr., David Strathairn & John Lithgow
Warner color DVD [5/98] for $9.88
Warner color VHS [5/95] out of prodn/many used
Varese soundtrack CD [10/90] for $16.98
full credits at IMDb

Memphis Belle B-17 Flying Fortress official website
restored Liberty Belle B-17 Flying Fortress of Atlanta, GA

"Military Intelligence and You!"
[Pax Americana Pictures 2006]
Military Intelligence and You!  A parody of WWII training films, such as those made by the U.S. Army's First Motion Picture Unit, constructed by combining 60-year-old government footage with modern high-definition video.
Co-produced, written & directed by Dale Kutzera; starring Patrick Muldoon, Elizabeth Bennett, Mackenzie Astin, John Rixey Moore, Eric Jungmann, with archival footage of William Holden, Alan Ladd, Arthur Kennedy & Ronald Reaganfull credits from IMDb
Echo Bridge Home Ent. b&w DVD [5/2008] for $12.99
official movie site {broken 2014}watch official trailer [2:51] at YouTube

"Mister Roberts"

1948 Broadway play: credits at IBDb

1955 movie by John Ford [1894- 1973]: full credits at IMDb

1984 tv movie: full credits at IMDb

feature sequel "Ensign Pulver" [1964]: full credits at IMDb

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Beatnik Film Festival at Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore
'Biker Movies' Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Boxing Movies Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Circus Film Festival at Spirit of America Bookstore
Classic Movies & Cinema Masters Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Culver City, California Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Cyber Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Economics Film Festival at Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore
Education Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Existentialist Film Festival at Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore
Films Noir Festival at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore
Football Movies Film Festival at Magic Lantern
47 Rônin / Chüshingura Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Gangster Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Hollywood Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Horse-Racing Movies Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Human Rights Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Kings & Queens Film Festival at Magic Lantern
'Knights of Yore' Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Labor Movement Film Festival at Spirit of America Bookstore
Movie Musicals Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Muscle-Head Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Native American Film Festival at 'Readers of the Purple Sage' Bookstore
Oscar-Winning Western Movies Page at 'Readers of the Purple Sage' Bookstore
Philosophy Film Festival at Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore
Pirate Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Political Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Railroad Film Festival at Spirit of America Bookstore
'Rat Race' Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Road Movies Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Rock Music Film Festival at Spirit of America Bookstore
Samurai Films at Magic Lantern
'Shakespeare On Film' Pages at Magic Lantern
Sherlock Holmes Film Festival at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore
Sports Film Festival Pages at Magic Lantern
Magic Lantern's War [& Anti-War] Film Festival  « « you are here
Western Movies Film Festival at 'Readers of the Purple Sage' Bookstore

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War [& Anti-War] Film Festival Pages
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