Feature Film Showcase – The True Glory (1945)

“Movies… For Free!”, showcasing classic movies that have fallen out of copyright and are available freely from the public domain. This week we continue our Carol Reed theme…


The True Glory, 1945.

Directed by Garson Kanin and Carol Reed (uncredited).

Released with the tagline “The story of your victory… told by the guys who won it!”, 1945′s The True Glory is introduced by Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Europe, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, and uses actual footage from Allied cameramen to document the Western Front campaign of World War II from D-Day to the fall of Berlin.

Recipient of the Academy Award for Documentary Feature, the jointly-financed US/British co-production was directed by Garson Kanin and an un-credited Carol Reed, with contributions from a host of writing talent including Harry Brown (A Place in the Sun, Ocean’s Eleven), Paddy Chayefsky (Marty, Network), Eric Maschwitz (Goodbye, Mr. Chips), Guy Trosper (The Pride of St. Louis, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold) and regular Carol Reed collaborator Peter Ustinov.

Be sure to read Trevor Hogg’s profile of director Carol Reed.

Embed courtesy of Internet Archive.

Related:

The Way Ahead (1944)

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