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)

Credits

producer/director

Louis Clyde Stoumen

production company

Camera Eye Pictures

Duration

00:33:15:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1957

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

29772

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Academy awards (Motion pictures)

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Photography, Journalistic

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels → Archival materials

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Brady, Mathew B., ca. 1823-1896

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Military offences

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Naval battles

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → War photographers

Crafts & Visual Arts → Brady, Mathew B., ca. 1823-1896

Crafts & Visual Arts → Photographers - United States

Crafts & Visual Arts → Photography - History

Crafts & Visual Arts → Photography, Journalistic

Crafts & Visual Arts → War photographers

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

History → Brady, Mathew B., ca. 1823-1896

History → History

History → Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

History → Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

History → United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865

People → Brady, Mathew B., ca. 1823-1896

People → Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

People → Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

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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