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Showbiz Goes to War (1982)

90 minute documentary about Hollywood during the war years of World War II and the part they played in assisting the war effort and the kinds of movies and war movies that were made during ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Bud Abbott ... (archive footage)
Larry Adler ... (archive footage)
Dana Andrews ... (archive footage)
Fred Astaire ... (archive footage)
Lucille Ball ... (archive footage)
Robert Benchley ... (archive footage)
Jack Benny ... (archive footage)
Milton Berle ... (archive footage)
Vivian Blaine ... (archive footage)
Mel Blanc ... (archive footage)
Humphrey Bogart ... (archive footage)
Joe E. Brown ... (archive footage)
James Cagney ... (archive footage)
Ken Carpenter Ken Carpenter ... (archive footage)
Gary Cooper ... (archive footage)
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90 minute documentary about Hollywood during the war years of World War II and the part they played in assisting the war effort and the kinds of movies and war movies that were made during that era. Features a large number of classic clips from old 1940s movies, newsreel footage, shorts and cartoons, in both colour and black-and-white. Written by Jamie Skinner

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Showbiz Goes to War (1982) states that Hollywood Second World War propaganda movies made sure that audiences knew who the enemy was, often portraying them as cruel and heartless, designed to to promote hate of the enemy. This included racial caricatures, especially in cartoons which were a prime example of the ethnic put-down. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 December 1982 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Black and White | Color | Black and White (archive footage)| Color (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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