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When World War II breaks out, five of Hollywood's top directors leave their homes and careers to join the army and film the war effort.

Director:

Laurent Bouzereau

Writers:

Mark Harris, Mark Harris (book)
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Episode credited cast:
Frank Capra ... Self (archive footage)
Francis Ford Coppola ... Self - Filmmaker
Guillermo del Toro ... Self - Filmmaker
John Ford ... Self (archive footage)
Paul Greengrass ... Self - Filmmaker
Herbert Hoover ... Self - 31st President of the United States (R) (archive footage)
John Huston ... Self (archive footage)
Lawrence Kasdan ... Self
Charles A. Lindbergh ... Self - Aviation Pioneer (archive footage) (as Charles Lindbergh)
Gerald P. Nye Gerald P. Nye ... Self - Senator (R - ND) (archive footage) (as Gerald Nye)
Robert Parrish ... Self - Editor (archive sound)
Franklin D. Roosevelt ... Self - 32nd President of the United States (D) (archive footage)
Steven Spielberg ... Self - Filmmaker
George Stevens ... Self (archive footage)
Meryl Streep ... Narrator (voice)
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When World War II breaks out, five of Hollywood's top directors leave their homes and careers to join the army and film the war effort.

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William Wyler's birthplace, Mulhouse, is identified as "a French town that Germany had taken during World War I". Actually, Mulhouse had been incorporated into the German Empire through the annexation of Alsace-Lorraine after the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71. Wyler was thus born in German Mulhausen, which was returned to France in the Treaty of Versailles which ended World War I. See more »

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Lawrence Kasdan: These five men all chose to go, knowing that it could be the end of them. It wasn't just that their movie careers would be put on hold. And so, they were saying goodbye to their families, in many cases, who never knew if they would return.
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 2017 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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