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Showbiz Goes to War (1982)

90 minute documentary about Hollywood during the war years of World War II and the part they played in assisting the war effort and the kinds of movies and war movies that were made during ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Bud Abbott ... (archive footage)
Larry Adler ... (archive footage)
Dana Andrews ... (archive footage)
Fred Astaire ... (archive footage)
Lucille Ball ... (archive footage)
Robert Benchley ... (archive footage)
Jack Benny ... (archive footage)
Milton Berle ... (archive footage)
Vivian Blaine ... (archive footage)
Mel Blanc ... (archive footage)
Humphrey Bogart ... (archive footage)
Joe E. Brown ... (archive footage)
James Cagney ... (archive footage)
Ken Carpenter Ken Carpenter ... (archive footage)
Gary Cooper ... (archive footage)
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90 minute documentary about Hollywood during the war years of World War II and the part they played in assisting the war effort and the kinds of movies and war movies that were made during that era. Features a large number of classic clips from old 1940s movies, newsreel footage, shorts and cartoons, in both colour and black-and-white. Written by Jamie Skinner

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 December 1982 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Black and White | Color | Black and White (archive footage)| Color (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Before World War II was over, according to this doc, Hollywood movie stars had exceeded every war bonds quota given to them by the US Government Treasury, exemplifying the power of their appeal. An original target of $ US 500 million was exceeded, amounting to $ US 16,080 million. During the Second World War, Hollywood movie stars sold billions of dollars worth of war bonds. See more »

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Features The Fighting Seabees (1944) See more »

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