Cinema: The New Pictures, Sep. 17, 1945

The True Glory (War Department-Columbia), an official U.S.-British film, was produced by England's Captain Carol Reed, America's Captain Garson Kanin, and any number of talented assistants. Of the United Nations combat cameramen who shot the film, 32 were killed, 16 were reported missing, and 101 were wounded. It is one of the most difficult collaborative efforts in movie history—and a highly successful one. In a word, it is what the moviemakers constantly strain for and seldom achieve: colossal.

The makers of the film had to reduce some 6,500,000 feet of shots to theatrical...

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