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A letter from Bataan / a Paramount picture ; screenplay by Maxwell Shane ; produced by William C. Thomas ; directed by William H. Pine.
Date
1942
Main contributor
Shane, Maxwell, 1905-1983
Summary
A Hollywood short aiding the war effort, emphasizing the need for preparedness and conservation of materials, i.e. rubber, metal, shellac. An American soldier writes home from Bataan, and while his family reads the letter, the soldier's ghostly apparition interjects statistics about food and equipment shortages.
Contributors
Shane, Maxwell, 1905-1983; Thomas, William C., 1903-1984; Pine, William H.; Arlen, Richard, 1900-1976; Hayward, Susan, 1917-1975; Lydon, James, 1923-; Sawyer, Joseph, 1906-1982; Richards, Keith, 1915-1987; Beecher, Janet; Dale, Esther, 1885-1961; Wright, Will, 1891-1962; Jackman, Fred, 1913-1982; Sylos, F. Paul (Frank Paul), 1900-1976; Smith, Howard, 1912-; Sitar, Earl; Amfitheatrof, Daniele; Paramount Pictures, Inc.; United States. Office of War Information.; Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center
Publisher
Paramount
Genres
Propaganda films.; War films.; Fiction films.; Short films.
Subjects
World War, 1939-1945; Equipment and supplies; Rationing
Time period
1939 - 1945
Collection
IUL Moving Image Archive
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Language
English
Physical Description
1 film reel (14 min.) : sd., b&w ; 16 mm.
Notes

Film: 509 ft., 36 fr.

Intended audience: Adult.

Originally produced as a Paramount 'Victory Short' (No. T2-1) in collaboration with the U.S. Office of War Information in 1942.

DVD copy available.

Creation/Production Credits

Director of photography, Fred Jackman, Jr. ; art director, F. Paul Sylos ; editor, Howard A. Smith ; sound recorder, Earl Sitar ; musical score, Daniele Amfitheatrof.

Performers

Richard Arlen, Susan Hayward, Jimmy Lydon, Joe Sawyer, Keith Richards, Janet Beecher, Esther Dale, Will Wright.

Statement of Responsibility

a Paramount picture ; screenplay by Maxwell Shane ; produced by William C. Thomas ; directed by William H. Pine.

Other Identifiers
Catalog Key: 7818200; OCLC: ocm08879422; OCLC: 8879422