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Release Date:
4 October 1945 (USA) See more »
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The story of your victory...told by the guys who won it!
Plot:
A documentary account of the allied invasion of Europe during World War II compiled from the footage shot by nearly 1400 cameramen... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Won Oscar. Another 3 wins See more »
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Captured
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 27 April 2013, 4:07 PM, PDT)

Oscar Winner Peter Ustinov Dies at 82
 (From WENN. 29 March 2004)

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Cast

 

Dwight D. Eisenhower ... Himself
Robert Harris ... Commentator (voice)

Peter Ustinov ... Himself
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Directed by
Garson Kanin 
Carol Reed (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Harry Brown  uncredited
Paddy Chayefsky 
Frank Harvey  uncredited
Gerald Kersh  uncredited
Saul Levitt  uncredited
Arthur Macrae  uncredited
Eric Maschwitz  uncredited
Jenny Nicholson  uncredited
Guy Trosper  uncredited
Peter Ustinov  uncredited

Original Music by
William Alwyn 
 
Film Editing by
Robert Carrick (uncredited)
Bob Clarke (uncredited)
Jerome Corwin (uncredited)
Robert Verrell (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Roger K. Furse (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Patrick M. Jenkins .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
D. Field .... sound (uncredited)
G. Gardiner .... sound (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gerry Massy-Collier .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Jerome Corwin .... first assistant editor
John Krish .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Muir Mathieson .... conductor
 

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87 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Marc Blitzstein composed a rejected score for the US version. William Alwyn's music for the UK version was retained instead.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in From the Sea to the Land Beyond (2012) (TV)See more »

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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
I guess it played a lot better back in 1945..., 23 January 2012
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This film won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature--and according to IMDb, Dwight Eisenhower himself got the trophy! The film is introduced by General Eisenhower himself and Robert Harris narrates. There are also folks who talk throughout the film--giving soldiers' accounts of the events. It chronicles the landing of the Allies at Normandy, France and continues up to the fall of Berlin. According to IMDb, the US and British government had access to the work of 1400 cameramen.

Historically speaking, this is an amazing and important film. However, when seen today by the average person, it's EXTREMELY slow going--with lots of grainy images and VERY dry narration. I would not recommend you see it and instead find a newer and more polished film. Heck, I am a retired history teach and I still found this pretty uninteresting!!

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