In 1942, the Academy Film Archive began acquiring a catalog of films for their War Film Collection that would eventually total nearly 500 titles. The 231 titles that survive provide a wealth of information for educators and film scholars as well as social, cultural, and military historians. These short films were created by the thousands, covering many topics, all with the same goal of promoting and aiding victory by the United States and its allies in World War II. Tonight we present a selection of rarely-seen films, preserved by the Academy Film Archive, that were designed to emphasize American unity for the war effort on the home front. Included will be The Last Will and Testament of Tom Smith (1943) starring George Reeves and Lionel Barrymore, and Prices Unlimited (1944).
Event begins at 7:00PM