Hollywood (1980– )
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Hollywood Goes to War 

Hollywood and its stars support the War effort with propaganda and patriotic films and war bond tours.




Episode credited cast:
James Mason ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karl Brown Karl Brown ... Himself
Agnes de Mille ... Herself
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Himself
Valerie Germonprez Valerie Germonprez ... Herself (as Valerie von Stroheim)
Lillian Gish ... Herself
Jesse Lasky Jr. Jesse Lasky Jr. ... Himself (as Jesse L. Lasky Jr.)
Anita Loos ... Herself
Lewis Milestone ... Himself
Charles 'Buddy' Rogers ... Himself (as Charles Buddy Rogers)
Blanche Sweet ... Herself
King Vidor ... Himself
Raoul Walsh ... Himself (archive footage)
William A. Wellman ... Himself (archive footage)


Hollywood and its stars support the War effort with propaganda and patriotic films and war bond tours.

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Release Date:

29 January 1980 (UK) See more »

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Thames Television See more »
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Did You Know?


The archive footage of Raoul Walsh and William A. Wellman is from the 1973 series "The Men Who Made the Movies." See more »


Features Hearts of the World (1918) See more »


Over There
Written by George M. Cohan
Heard as background music to World War I montage
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One of the best episodes of the series!
11 October 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Hollywood: Hollywood Goes to War" is a fantastic episode from a wonderful series by David Gill and Kevin Brownlow. I loved it because it really did a great job describing how the American film industry came to surpass Europe's as well as showing the rather schizophrenic way the industry handled WWI--ranging from deploring the violence to heartily endorsing it!! This switch was amazing due to how quickly this occurred as well as showing one man (D.W. Griffith) who made the most Anti- and Pro- war films--one after the other!! Very well documented, fascinating and well worth your time. And, don't worry that the film ends with discussing the great American anti-war film "All Quiet on the Western Front". Yes, it WAS a sound film but because of when it was released, both sound AND silent versions were made as many theaters had yet to make the switch.

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