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Why We Fight: Prelude to War(Movie, 1942)

53min | Genres: Documentary, War
Why We Fight: Prelude to WarRating: 3.3/5 (with 2525 votes)
Prelude to War is the first film of Frank Capra's Why We Fight film series commissioned by the Office of War Information (OWI) and George C. Marshall. It was made to educate American troops of the necessity of combating the Axis powers during World War II based on the idea that those in the service would fight more willingly and ably if they knew the background and the reason for their participation in the war. The film was later released to the general American public as a rallying cry for support of the war. ()
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"Why We Fight: Prelude to War" is currently available on 2 providers. Why We Fight: Prelude to War can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video and Netflix as part of a subscription.

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Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English
Duration: 51min
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Available languages: English (Original)
Available subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Chinese (Mandarin) (Simplified Chinese), Chinese (Mandarin) (Traditional Chinese)
Duration: 52min
Genres: Classic Movies / Classic War Movies / Documentaries / Five Came Back / Historical Documentaries / Military Documentaries / Political Documentaries
Keywords: best documentary oscar winners / directed by frank capra / world war ii / 1940s / heartfelt / auteur cinema / the military / historical docs / politics / award winners / history / critically acclaimed / classics / documentaries
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Awards & Nominations for Why We Fight: Prelude to War

Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature Film Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature Film

About Why We Fight: Prelude to War

Prelude to War was the first film of Frank Capra's Why We Fight propaganda film series, commissioned by the Pentagon and George C. Marshall. It was made to convince American troops of the necessity of combating the Axis Powers during World War II. This film examines the differences between democratic and fascist states.


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Production country: United States of America (USA)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 11 languages: German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Dutch (NL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Swedish (SV)
Status: Released
Release date US: 05/27/1942
Cast: Walter Huston, Victor Bulwer-Lytton, 2nd Earl of Lytton, Chiang Kai-shek, Richard Walther Darré, Otto Dietrich, Hans Frank, Joseph Goebbels, Hermann Göring, Rudolf Heß, Adolf Hitler, Saburō Kurusu, Robert Ley, Yōsuke Matsuoka, Benito Mussolini, Puyi, Fritz Reinhardt, Alfred Rosenberg, Haile Selassie I, Henry L. Stimson, Julius Streicher, Fritz Todt, Isoroku Yamamoto, Pietro Badoglio, Aristide Briand, Galeazzo Ciano, Heinrich Himmler, Hirohito, Herbert Hoover, Frank B. Kellogg, Pierre Laval, Erich Ludendorff, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Max Schmeling, Mamoru Shigemitsu, Paul von Hindenburg, August von Mackensen, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Wendell Willkie
Producer: Frank Capra
Film Editor: William Hornbeck
Director of Photography: Robert J. Flaherty
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Prelude to War"
Keywords: world war ii

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