Prelude to War

  • 1942

57 %

Prelude to War is a 1942 English-language Documentary History movie written by Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Robert Heller, Williband Hentschel, Adolf Hitler, Eric Knight and Anthony Veiller. The movie is directed by Frank Capra and Anatole Litvak and produced by Frank Capra. The official World War II US Government film statement defining the various enemies of the Allies and why they must be fought. Prelude to war stars Victor Bulwer-lytton, Kai-shek Chiang, Walter Darré, Otto Dietrich, Hans Frank, Joseph Goebbels and Wendell Willkie. The music was composed by Hugo Friedhofer along with Leigh Harline, Arthur Lange, Cyril J. Mockridge, Alfred Newman and David Raksin. Cinematography was done by Robert Flaherty and editing by William Hornbeck. The film has a running time of 53 minutes. It was released on 27th May 1942. Distribution rights for the motion picture were acquired by 20th Century Fox. At the 1943 Oscar Awards It won an award for Best Documentary.

Release Date 27 MAY 1942
Run Time 52 MINUTES

English, German, Italian, Japanese, Amharic, Russian


Documentary , History , War

Cast & Crew

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