This film tells the history of the United States from pre-Revolution through 1939.
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This film tells the history of the United States from pre-Revolution through 1939.

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This film was produced by the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America (MPPDA-later MPAA) to be shown at the United States Government Building at both the New York World's Fair and San Francisco Golden Gate International Exposition held in 1939 - 1940. See more »

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Ol' Man River
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DeMille as Editor
12 December 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This film is almost like a mission statement of what the 58 year old Cecil B. DeMille tried to achieve in filmmaking: the story of America and its people prior to the Revolution to the present day. In order to do this he distorted history to appeal to a middle class audience.


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