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Ode to Victory (1943)

Passed | | Short, History, Music | 31 July 1943 (USA)
This short uses a musical suite to show Americans what they are fighting for in World War II. As an orchestra in military dress plays different "chapters" of the work, relevant excerpts ... See full summary »

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(as Edward Cahn)

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(story) (as Edward Cahn), (screenplay)
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... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
... Master Sergeant - Orchestra Conductor (uncredited)
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This short uses a musical suite to show Americans what they are fighting for in World War II. As an orchestra in military dress plays different "chapters" of the work, relevant excerpts from MGM films show the history of America. The chapters are: 1) Birth of Freedom; 2) The Land Divided; 3) Coming of Age: 4) Land of the Free. At the end, a chorus sings a patriotic exhortation. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@verizon.net>

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Short | History | Music | War

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Ode To Victory
(1943)
Music by Nathaniel Shilkret (as Nat Shilkret)
(Original composition and basis of the musical score)
Lyrics added by Patricia Johnston
Performed by orchestra and chorus
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This played really well in 1943...but it seems very old fashioned and quaint today.
19 April 2018 | by See all my reviews

"Ode to Victory" is a musical propaganda film made during WWII in order to convince the folks at home that the USA was terrific...and hence, the war with the Axis was moral and good.

There's no narration to the film. Just four segments with music and singing in the final one. They consist of: 1) Birth of Freedom; 2) The Land Divided; 3) Coming of Age: 4) Land of the Free.

Overall, this film probably went over well during the war, as the spirit of patriotism was strong. Today, however, due to changing values and times, it all comes off as very trite and dull.


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