Uncle Sam Movie Collection, Volume 1: An Award Winning Anthology of Original Wartime Shorts & Documentaries

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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours
  • Video: Black & White / Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
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  • Originally Released: 2004
  • Label: Chudwig Group

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The Uncle Sam Movie Collection is a continuing anthology of uncut and uncensored short subjects and documentaries, produced by the Hollywood studios and the U.S. Government. Hosted by veteran actor Denis Arndt, each volume includes seven films, offering audiences a unique glimpse into American history and popular culture. Multiple TELLY AWARD winner.


TO THE SHORES OF IWO JIMA (1945) - The Japanese spent twenty years fortifying this island. 4000 U.S. fighting men lost their lives. This Academy Award nominee tells the story of the invasion of Iwo Jima.

DIVIDE AND CONQUER (1943) - This short examines Hitler's propaganda techniques. Excellent example of wartime propaganda films produced by the major studios.

PRIVATE SNAFU - THE HOME FRONT (1943) - This WWII cartoon series has Pvt. Snafu homesick, imagining what might be happening on the home front.

YOU, JOHN JONES! (1944) - Starring James Cagney, Ann Sothern & Margaret O'Brien. This starkly dramatic short looks at patriotism and duty on the American home front.

THE HOUSE I LIVE IN (1945) - Frank Sinatra's famous short won an Academy Award. Powerful film deals with post-war racism and antisemitism. A young Sinatra gives street kids a pep talk & sings title song.

ROOKIE REVUE (1945) - A zany WWII color cartoon spoofs basic training techniques. New recruits go through the drill.

THUNDERBOLT (1945) - Gritty documentary chronicles the 57th Fighter Group & the air war over Italy. P-47s destroy vital supply routes behind enemy lines. Directed by William Wyler & John Sturges; narrated by Lloyd Bridges & Eugene Kern.

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The Uncle Sam Movie Collection is a continuing anthology of uncut and uncensored SHORT SUBJECTS and DOCUMENTARIES, produced by the Hollywood studios and the U.S. Government. Hosted by veteran actor DENIS ARNDT, each volume includes SEVEN original motion pictures, offering viewers a unique glimpse into American history and popular culture. Multiple TELLY AWARD winner.

Included in VOLUME ONE:

TO THE SHORES OF IWO JIMA (1945 Color) 19:05 min The Japanese spent 20 years fortifying this island. 4000 U.S. fighting men lost their lives. This Academy Award nominee tells the story of the invasion of Iwo Jima. DIVIDE AND CONQUER (1943) 14:27 min This short examines Hitler’s propaganda techniques. Excellent example of wartime propaganda films produced by the major studios.

PRIVATE SNAFU - THE HOME FRONT (1943) 4:22 min This WWII cartoon series has Pvt. Snafu homesick - imagining what might be happening on the home front.

YOU, JOHN JONES! (1944) 10:18 min Starring James Cagney, Ann Sothern & Margaret O’Brien. This starkly dramatic short looks at patriotism and duty on the American home front.

THE HOUSE I LIVE IN (1945) 10:13 min Frank Sinatra’s famous short won an Academy Award. Powerful film deals with post-war racism and antisemitism. A young Sinatra gives street kids a pep talk & sings title song.

ROOKIE REVUE (1945 color) 7:38 min A zany WWII color cartoon spoofs basic training techniques. New recruits go through the drill.

THUNDERBOLT (1945 color) 40:11 min Directed by William Wyler & John Sturges. Narrated by Lloyd Bridges & Eugene Kern. Gritty documentary chronicles the 57th Fighter Group & the air war over Italy. P-47’s destroy vital supply routes behind enemy lines.

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