The War game. Heroes

United Kingdom, 1987

TV show
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Episode number 1 of Series “The Best of British”.
The War Game examines the British approach to war with scenes from some of the most famous movies ever made, such as” Waterloo Bridge”, “Henry V” and the “Life and times of Colonel Blimp”. “Heroes” makes the comparison between heroes of American cinema and their British counterparts. A tribute is made to the “stiff upper lip” hero played by the likes of Leslie Howard, Jack Hawkins, Stewart Granger, Alec Guinness and David Niven in a variety of roles from spy to school boy. Narrated by Sir John Mills.

Credits

co-producer

Maurice Sellar

Robert Sidaway

production company

Rank Film Distributors

Language

English

Duration

00:50:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

39217

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Great Britain - History

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Heroes

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Stereotype (Psychology)

History → Heroes

Magic, Occult & Supernatural → Heroes

People → Heroes

Television

Television → Television programs

Television → Television programs → Television programs - Great Britain

Television → Television series

War films

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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