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Hollywood Goes to War36:16

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Casablanca, Sergeant York, Destination Tokyo, Holiday Inn, On The Town. All these classic movies were made as war raged throughout Europe and Asia. What does this tell us about America in WWII and why are these films so timeless?

What role do movies play during wartime? And how do they shape the public psyche? Will the war on terrorism spawn movies that inspire current and future generations?


Garen Daly, owner of the Dedham Community Theater in Massachusetts.

This program aired on October 5, 2001.

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