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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 ... Himself (archive footage)
Humphrey Bogart ... Rick Blaine (archive footage)
William C. Bullitt William C. Bullitt ... Himself (archive footage)
Winston Churchill ... Himself (archive footage)
Don DeFore ... Himself (archive footage)
Dwight D. Eisenhower ... Himself (archive footage)
Henry Fonda ... Himself (archive footage)
Betty Grable ... Herself (archive footage)
Hirohito Hirohito ... Himself (archive footage)
Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage)
Bob Hope ... Himself (archive footage)
Hedda Hopper ... Herself (archive footage)
Joseph P. Kennedy Joseph P. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)
Charles A. Lindbergh ... Himself (archive footage) (as Charles Lindbergh)
Keye Luke ... Himself (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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

To imerologio tou fovou See more »

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Mono

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1.85 : 1
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The footage of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis "dancing" was taken from a short 1942 British Ministry of Information propaganda film by Charles Ridley and Len Lye called "Germany Calling," also known as "Lambeth Walk - Nazi Style." See more »

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Edited from The Desert Rats (1953) See more »

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Because
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Sung by Lynsey de Paul
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An entertaining presentation of history
3 June 1999 | by dmk2See all my reviews

I first saw this film on British TV (shown in the middle of the night during a TV based 24 hour fund raising event). Worried I might fall asleep before the film, I recorded it.

It remains one of my prized possessions.

The film's message (and final song) is 'Give peace a chance'. It is a remarkable collage of film clips (from movies and documentaries and actual war footage) and music. The film is an entertaining presentation of history, showing many aspects of the second world war.

Particularly interesting for historians of WWII and/or Beatles music.

Over the Christmas 1992/93 I saw a similar film on Dutch TV using classical music and footage of the Balkan conflict (the Serbia vs Croatia one, for those who have lost count), showing the carnage of the war. Since then we've had Bosnia. Now it's Kosovo.

Perhaps it is time to re-release this film for a new generation.

Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it.


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