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The True Glory (1945)

Not Rated | | Documentary, War | 4 October 1945 (USA)
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A documentary account of the allied invasion of Europe during World War II compiled from the footage shot by nearly one thousand four hundred cameramen. It opens as the assembled Allied ... See full summary »

Directors:

Garson Kanin, Carol Reed (uncredited)

Writer:

Paddy Chayefsky
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Leslie Banks ... Commentator
Dwight D. Eisenhower ... Himself
Richard Fallon Richard Fallon
Joseph Goebbels ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert Harris ... Commentator (voice)
Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage)
Sam Levene ... Commentator (voice)
Alan Morehead Alan Morehead ... Commentator
Erwin Rommel ... Himself (archive footage)
Peter Ustinov ... Himself
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A documentary account of the allied invasion of Europe during World War II compiled from the footage shot by nearly one thousand four hundred cameramen. It opens as the assembled Allied forces plan and train for the D-Day invasion at bases in Great Britain, and covers all of the major events of the war in Europe, from the Normandy landings, to the fall of Berlin. Written by Phil Landon

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The story of your victory...told by the guys who won it!

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Documentary | War

Certificate:

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La vraie gloire See more »

Filming Locations:

Czechoslovakia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to Director Captain Garson Kanin, when the movie won the 1945 Academy Award as Best Documentary Feature, the Oscar went to uncredited Producer General Dwight D. Eisenhower. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Story of Film: An Odyssey: Post-War Cinema (2011) See more »

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I guess it played a lot better back in 1945...
23 January 2012 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

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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