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Ring of Steel (1942)

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Documentary short detailing the American soldier's part in preserving the fundamental ideals of this nation.



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Documentary short detailing the American soldier's part in preserving the fundamental ideals of this nation.

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2 April 1942 (USA)  »

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Fair WW2 Short
3 February 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Ring of Steel (1942)

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Spencer Tracy narrates this documentary that tells us what it means to be an American soldier from the early wars up to the current one. The documentary tries to teach the viewer what a soldier must go through in order to defend his great country. Here's yet another WW2 documentary that isn't unlike many others released around the same time. With the country in the middle of a major war you can't blame Hollywood talent going out and doing films like this one but this here isn't the best of the bunch. Even though this only ran 8-minutes I found it quite boring because of the images they put to Tracy's voice. We really don't see anything new here and not once does it appear the footage was put into any order to drive home a story. The main reason to check this out is the reading by Tracy, which is pretty good and straight forward. Director Kanin would later write screenplays for two other Tracy movies, Adam's Rib and Desk Set.

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