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London Can Take It! (1940)

A tribute to the courage and resiliency of Britons during the darkest days of the London Blitz.

Directors:

Humphrey Jennings (uncredited), Harry Watt (uncredited)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Quentin Reynolds Quentin Reynolds ... Commentator: War Correspondent - Collier's Weekly (voice)
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Storyline

Reporter Quentin Reynolds narrates and comments on the fortitude, courage, and perseverance of London civilians during the months of bombing by German air forces in the Second World War. Documentary footage of air-raid shelters, fire brigades, and decimated structures illustrate the plight and the strength of the citizens of London. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Genres:

Documentary | War | Short

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Britain Can Take It! See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Included in Warner Home Video's 2007 DVD release of The Fighting 69th (1940). See more »

Quotes

Commentator: The sign of a great fighter in the ring is can he get up from the floor after being knocked down. London does this every morning.
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Connections

Referenced in Churchill's Island (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No.2: A London Symphony
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Music by Ralph Vaughan Williams (as Vaughan Williams)
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Decent Short
25 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

London Can Take It! (1940)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

WW2 era short talks about how the people of London prepare for a possible attack by the Nazis. This is a pretty interesting short that shows up the people train themselves and in some cases plan to fight back. There's nothing too special here but it's still interesting for the time.

You have several viewing options for this one including it being shown on TCM countless times a year and Warner has also released it in their James Cagney Collection.


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