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The Negro Soldier (1944)

Documentary focusing on the contributions to the American war effort of African-American soldiers.

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Credited cast:
Gertrude Elise Ayer ...
Herself - Principal (archive footage)
Richard Barthe ...
Himself - Sculptor (archive footage)
Erich Borchmeyer ...
Himself (archive footage)
William Broadus
Clarence Brooks
Dean Dixon ...
Himself - Conductor (archive footage)
Norman Ford ...
(as Lt. Norman Ford)
W.C. Handy ...
Himself (archive footage)
Matthew Henson ...
Himself - Polar Explorer (archive footage)
Cornelius Johnson ...
Himself (archive footage)
Henry Johnson ...
Himself - WW1 Soldier (archive footage)
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Himself (archive footage)
Ralph Metcalfe ...
Himself (archive footage)
Carlton Moss ...
Minister
Lawrence Reddick ...
Himself - Museum Curator (archive footage)
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Documentary focusing on the contributions to the American war effort of African-American soldiers.

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Produced by Frank Capra, the film makes use of the same stock footage of a bell ringing out that opens Capra's first post-WWII film, It's A Wonderful Life. The bell appears on screen about 9 minutes into the film, as the narrator discusses the contribution of African American to Washington's Army. See more »

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Featured in Frank Capra's American Dream (1997) See more »

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Made When Patriotism Wasn't Corny
9 February 1999 | by (Canyon Lake, Texas) – See all my reviews

This is a good patriotic documentary which focuses on blacks' role in World War II. Made in 1944, this film includes many interesting scenes, from training to actual service.


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