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All This and World War II (1976)

Beatles' "significance" pushed to the breaking point in this bizarre documentary that juxtaposes their songs (sung by a number of rock stars) with World War II newsreel footage. Helen Reddy... See full summary »

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Susan Winslow
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Credited cast:
Milton Berle ... Self (archive footage)
Humphrey Bogart ... Rick Blaine (archive footage)
William C. Bullitt William C. Bullitt ... Self (archive footage)
Winston Churchill ... Self (archive footage)
Don DeFore ... Self (archive footage)
Dwight D. Eisenhower ... Self (archive footage)
Henry Fonda ... Self (archive footage)
Betty Grable ... Self (archive footage)
Hirohito ... Self (archive footage)
Adolf Hitler ... Self (archive footage)
Bob Hope ... Self (archive footage)
Hedda Hopper ... Self (archive footage)
Joseph P. Kennedy ... Self (archive footage)
Charles A. Lindbergh ... Self (archive footage) (as Charles Lindbergh)
Keye Luke ... Self (archive footage)
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Beatles' "significance" pushed to the breaking point in this bizarre documentary that juxtaposes their songs (sung by a number of rock stars) with World War II newsreel footage. Helen Reddy sings "Fool On The Hill" while Hitler relaxes at Bertchtesgaden, and Rod Stewart husks "Get Back" while Nazi troops goose step. Written by Anonymous

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The Planes. The Janes. The Blitz. See more »


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PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This movie's soundtrack made more money than the film's box-office returns. See more »

Connections

References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Getting Better
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Sung by Status Quo
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23 March 2006 | by igribbishSee all my reviews

Everyone seems to want to know why this film has never been released in any official form for domestic consumption. Here's my guess. Copyright clearance. Most of the documentary footage is probably public domain, so it's not that. But there is a LOT of feature film footage from all over the place included, and I'm sure it would be a nightmare to clear it all for commercial publishing of the film. Then there is the music. Beatles would cost a lot, and there's a lot of Beatles in it - let's face it, it's wall-to-wall Beatles, and what is this film likely to return? The significance of the Second World War is rapidly diminishing in a world besieged by a whole new set of super-villains (take your pick). As you can read here, folks either LOVE it or LOATH it. Fascinating! Don't hold your breath expecting this one to be legally available soon. It's just too hard.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La guerra, la música y nosotros See more »

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Mono

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1.85 : 1
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