The True story of the Civil War

United States, 1957

Film
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A record of the American Civil War period made up mostly with Mathew Brady’s original wet plate photographs made on the field of battle and contemporary newspaper illustrations (Harper’s Weekly). Relates the story of the war, describing its causes, its battles, its leaders and its effects on the nation. Narrated by Raymond Massey. (Award: Best Documentary, Short Subjects, 1957 Academy Awards)

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Credits

production company

Camera Eye Pictures

producer/director

Louis Clyde Stoumen

Duration

00:33:15:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1957

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

323083

Language

English

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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