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Attack! Battle of New Britain (1944)

Approved | | War, Documentary | 20 June 1944 (USA)
Documentary film depicting the attack by Allied forces on the Japanese strong-holds of Arawe Beach and Cape Gloucester, New Britain, in the South Pacific theatre of the Second World War in 1943.
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Credited cast:
Leo Genn ... Narrator
Burgess Meredith ... Narrator
Anthony Veiller ... Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Walter Krueger Walter Krueger ... Self (with MacArthur, in staging area on New Guinea)
Douglas MacArthur ... Self (in New Guinea, just before attack on New Britain)
Lloyd Nolan ... Narrator (voice)
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Documentary film depicting the attack by Allied forces on the Japanese strong-holds of Arawe Beach and Cape Gloucester, New Britain, in the South Pacific theatre of the Second World War in 1943.

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War | Documentary

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18 March 2008 | by psl.betts@virgin.netSee all my reviews

In charge of shooting this film under Capra, and contributing much of the narration was Jesse L. Lasky, Jr. (here uncredited). He went on to write many Cecil B DeMille films (8 in all). While his father, Jesse L. Lasky was producing the films 'Mark Twain' and 'Rhapsody in Blue', Jesse served three and a half years in the South Pacific and his job in Combat Photographic was to make films for the American public to better understand what was happening to their boys fighting overseas. If the writing seems florid for today's taste, it was evocative then. Jesse came home heavily decorated, and after the war went back to work writing films in Hollywood. Pat Silver-Lasky


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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1944 (USA) See more »

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