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Combat America - WWII B-17 - Hollywood Stars in WWII DVD
Combat America - WWII B-17 - Hollywood Stars in WWII DVD


 
Our Price: $19.95
Product Type: DVD
UPC: 827377000021

Stock Status:In Stock
Product Code: AVC-026

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Some of Hollywood's brightest stars joined the fight against Fascism. Featured on this DVD are three original WWII documentary and training films, featuring Clark Gable, James Stewart, and Ronald Reagan.

In 1942, Clark Gable's wife, Carole Lombard, was tragically killed in a plane crash during a War Bonds tour. To escape his grief, Gable joined the US Army Air Force and flew in combat as a B-17 gunner. He also made the film "Combat America", a full color portrait of the air campaign.

Gable's cohort James Stewart was the first movie star to join up, enlisting even before December 7th. Stewart became a highly decorated combat veteran who received the DFC. He also starred in the recruiting film "Winning Your Wings".

Unable to serve in combat due to his eyesight troubles, Ronald Reagan made a special effort to narrate and appear on-screen in WWII training films such as "Identification of the Japanese Zero".

The following films are contained on this DVD:

  • Combat America - starring Clark Gable
  • Winning Your Wings - recruiting film with Jimmy Stewart
  • Identification of the Japanese Zero - starring Ronald Reagan
  • Bomber - with Carl Sandburg

Digitally remastered and restored from original 16mm prints. Please note: because of the age and rarity of these films, image and sound quality can vary.

Run time is about 110 minutes in color and black-and-white. Format is NTSC DVD and region-free.



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