Watchtower over tomorrow / produced for the Department of State and the United States Government Office of War Information.

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Main contributor
Cromwell, John, 1888-1979
"Beginning with a prologue by Secretary of State Stettinius, who points out that our Government under the leadership of President Roosevelt has been working to avoid future wars, the film proceeds to depict pictorially the incidents which culminated in the Dumbarton Oaks Conference and the San Francisco meeting and shows one way of avoiding a third World War."--Educational Screen, June, 1945, 248. Opens with footage from the 1936 film "Thing to Come" to warn against the destructive power of weapons in the near future. Presents a fictionalized account of the founding of the United Nations.
Cromwell, John, 1888-1979; Kress, Harold F., 1913-1999; Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980; Kazan, Elia; Hecht, Ben, 1894-1964; Lamb, Karl; Bresler, Jerry, 1908-1977; White, Lester H.; Nesbitt, John, 1910-1960; Stettinius, Edward R., Jr. (Edward Reilly), 1900-1949; Stander, Lionel; Mitchell, Grant, 1874-1957; Hale, Jonathan, 1891-1966; Mander, Miles, 1888-1946; Zucco, George, 1886-1960; United States. Department of State; United States. Office of War Information; War Activities Committee--Motion Picture Industry; Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center
Distributed and exhibited by War Activities Committee--Motion Picture Industry
Propaganda films.; Nonfiction films.; Short films.
United Nations.; Conversations on International Organization (1944 : Washington, D.C.)
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Physical Description
1 film reel (15 min.) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm
Credits from IMDb, viewed Jan. 20, 2015.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1945 and distributed and exhibited by the War Activities Committee--Motion Picture Industry.
DVD copy available.

Creation/Production Credits

Directors, John Cromwell, Harold F. Kress, Alfred Hitchcock (uncredited), Elia Kazan (uncredited); writers, Ben Hecht, Karl Lamb; producer, Jerome S. Bresler; cinematographer, Lester White.


Narrator, John Nesbitt ; prologue, Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinius.
Lionel Stander, Grant Mitchell, Jonathan Hale, Miles Mander, George Zucco.

Statement of Responsibility

produced for the Department of State and the United States Government Office of War Information.
Other Identifiers
Catalog Key: 7818340; OCLC: ocn874762173; OCLC: 874762173

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