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Directed by renowned filmmaker John Huston, this documentary depicts the effects of war by focusing on American soldiers who are suffering from mental trauma after their tours of duty. The movie follows numerous hospitalized veterans as they receive psychiatric care for their various symptoms, which include depression, phobias and antisocial behavior. As the soldiers undergo treatment, many of them make progress and slowly begin to reclaim their lives.

Cast & Crew

Walter Huston
Narrator (uncredited)
Charles Kaufman
Writer
Dimitri Tiomkin
Original Music
Stanley Cortez
Cinematographer
John Doran
Cinematographer
Lloyd Fromm
Cinematographer
Joseph Jackman
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George Smith
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Critic Reviews for Let There Be Light

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (1)

  • The film becomes a moving document of the social and psychological tensions that reach the surface of American life in war.

    January 5, 2015 | Full Review…
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    May 24, 2012 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
  • The film was suppressed by the military brass. Not because it was inaccurate or insensitive, mind you, but because the portrait was too frank and too sensitive. And maybe for other reasons.

    April 21, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Clearly, the breadth of Huston's Army Signal Corps films show a Blakian passage from innocence to experience, unquestioning jingoism to a recognition of war horrors. [Blu-ray]

    February 4, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Had the film not been banned by the Army, it probably would've been forgotten almost immediately.

    August 17, 2007 | Rating: 2/5
  • Director-writer John Huston crafted this once banned study of the emotional toll of war.

    October 25, 2004 | Rating: A

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