War Comes to America
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War Comes to America

Year:
Duration:
70 min
Genres:
Documentary | War
IMDB rate:
7.1
Awards:
1 win
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1945-06-14
Cast
Actor
Character
Dean Acheson
Himself (archive footage)
General Bergeret
Himself (archive footage)
A.A. Berle
Himself (archive footage)
Arno Breker
Himself (archive footage)
Neville Chamberlain
Himself (archive footage)
Winston Churchill
Himself (archive footage)
Galeazzo Ciano
Himself (archive footage) (as Galleazzo Ciano)
Édouard Daladier
Himself (archive footage)
Charles Edison
Himself (archive footage)
Francisco Franco
Himself (archive footage)
Joseph Goebbels
Himself (archive footage) (as Josef Goebbels)
Hermann Göring
Himself (archive footage)
Rudolf Hess
Himself (archive footage)
Heinrich Himmler
Himself (archive footage)
Hirohito
Himself (archive footage)
Adolf Hitler
Himself (archive footage)
Cordell Hull
Himself (archive footage)
Charles Huntziger
Himself (archive footage)
Walter Huston
Narrator (voice)
Hiram Johnson
Himself (archive footage)
Wilhelm Keitel
Himself (archive footage)
Fritz Kuhn
Himself (American Nazi leader, watches as heckler beaten) (archive footage)
Saburo Kurusu
Himself (archive footage)
Admiral Le Luc
Himself (archive footage)
Charles A. Lindbergh
Himself (archive footage)
Viktor Lutze
Himself (archive footage)
Andrew J. May
Himself (archive footage)
Edward R. Murrow
Himself (archive footage)
Benito Mussolini
Himself (archive footage)
Lloyd Nolan
Narrator (voice)
Kichisaburo Nomura
Himself (archive footage)
Léon Noël
Himself (archive footage)
Gerald P. Nye
Himself (archive footage)
Erich Raeder
Himself (archive footage)
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Himself (archive footage) (as Franklin Delano Roosevelt)
Haile Selassie
Himself (archive footage)
Albert Speer
Himself (archive footage)
Henry L. Stimson
Himself (archive footage)
Elbert D. Thomas
Himself (archive footage)
Hideki Tojo
Himself (archive footage)
Paul von Hindenburg
Himself (archive footage)
Joachim von Ribbentrop
Himself (archive footage)
Wendell Willkie
Himself (archive footage)
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Trivia
In the year 2000, the United States Library of Congress mandated that this film (and the other six documentaries in the 'Why We Fight' series)were "culturally significant" and selected them for preservation in the National Film Registry.
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The shot of an all-black church congregation is taken from The Negro Soldier (1944).
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This film is in the public domain; it was never registered or renewed.
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Goofs
Twice there appears an animated clip showing about a dozen fully-equipped US troops in gray silhouette marching briskly left to right over a background graphic; however, a close look shows the "soldiers" actually wearing narrow-brimmed office-worker-style civilian hats rather than army helmets.
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Quotes
Narrator: German conquest of Europe and Africa would bring all their raw materials, plus their entire industrial development, under one control. Of the two billion people in the world, the Nazis would rule roughly one quarter, the 500 million people of Europe and Africa, forced into slavery to labor for Germany. German conquest of Russia would add the vast raw materials and the production facilities of another of the world's industrial areas, and of the world's people, another 200 million would be added to the Nazi labor pile. Japanese conquest of the Orient would pour into their factory the almost unlimited resources of that area, and of the peoples of the earth, a thousand million would come under their rule, slaves for their industrial machine. We in North and South America would be left with the raw materials of three-tenths of the earth's surface, against the Axis with the resources of seven-tenths. We would have one industrial region against their three industrial regions. We would have one-eighth of the world's population against their seven-eighths. If we, together with the other nations of North and South America, could mobilize 30 million fully equipped men, the Axis could mobilize 200 million. Thus, an Axis victory in Europe and Asia would leave us alone and virtually surrounded, facing enemies ten times stronger than ourselves.
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