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Theirs is the Glory (1945)

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Unfortunately, comes off today as a rather crude re-creation of a ground battle to secure a bridge in Holland. Impressive that it was made with original soldiers [and it shows it!] of this failed mission, plus made only a year after the actual events. Still, that didn't save the film for me as I had hoped. [img]http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRUC4Jc0-sQqrnune1cqS8H6EUCFNciSQNc2TSTb1Ixst_d8DDetQ[/img] The audio (sound) is choppy in this copy, the music needless and since mostly about the British mission, trying to understand the accent is troublesome. The British field commander seems more interested in shaving and smoking his pipe than fighting, he makes HQ (headquarters) 3 miles from the objective. [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/68/Theirsistheglory.jpg/220px-Theirsistheglory.jpg[/img] This was a re-enactment of an ill advised, Gen. Montgomery hatched plan to conduct a DAYLIGHT parachute drop 7 miles from the Dutch city Arnhem. The idea was to secure the bridge for following heavy armor to enter 60 miles into German held territory. [img]http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSlp_ByszkrkAVLtRc3btQbyIMa7-F-4AMu_CvNUXYtiuUd_TEi[/img] This may be their glory, but it was my disappointment. Suggested for history buffs, WWII fans only, and even they MAY be disappointed from a cinematic point of view. One could forgive this movie here in that later re-enactments of battles made years later exaggerated realistically filmed stories like this. Slick productions of later years make this film look like high school stage drama. 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This remarkable docu-drama was shot 1 year after the battle, with the actual soldiers and civillians re-creating their experiences, and it features captured German armor. [img]http://ia600608.us.archive.org/6/items/TheirsIsTheGlory1946/TheirsIsTheGlory1946.thumbs/Theirs_is_the_Glory_1946_002274.jpg[/img] 2 Brian Desmond Hurst said "The film is my favourite because of the wonderful experience of working with soldiers, and because it is a true documentary reconstruction of the event. I say without modesty it is one of the best war films ever made" [depends on what "best" means to him-- m. rick] [img]http://ia600608.us.archive.org/6/items/TheirsIsTheGlory1946/TheirsIsTheGlory1946.thumbs/Theirs_is_the_Glory_1946_001134.jpg[/img] NOTES: 1 Much later a more polished, lavish and cinema-like movie A Bridge To Far, made as basically the same mission but included an American mission as well. [img]http://ia600608.us.archive.org/6/items/TheirsIsTheGlory1946/TheirsIsTheGlory1946.thumbs/Theirs_is_the_Glory_1946_003234.jpg[/img] 2 It was the first film to be made about this battle, and the biggest grossing war movie for nearly a decade. [this I found rather not credible after seeing it-- m. rick] [img]http://ia600608.us.archive.org/6/items/TheirsIsTheGlory1946/TheirsIsTheGlory1946.thumbs/Theirs_is_the_Glory_1946_002334.jpg[/img] 3 *Hurst was an accomplished film director having been mentored by John Ford in Hollywood and directing more than 30 films including Malta Story, Scrooge and Tom Brown's Schooldays. Hurst was also Ireland's most prolific film director of the 20th Century. 4 The film is remarkable in that it employed surviving German armor from the war; one of very few productions that can make that claim. A German Tiger tank still left from the real conflict is seen in the film. [img]http://ia600608.us.archive.org/6/items/TheirsIsTheGlory1946/TheirsIsTheGlory1946.thumbs/Theirs_is_the_Glory_1946_002634.jpg[/img] Directed by Brian Desmond Hurst* Terence Young Produced by Castleton Knight Written by Louis Golding Music by Guy Warrack Cinematography C. M. Pennington-Richards Distributed by Gaumont British Release date(s) 14 October 1946 Running time 82 min. Country United Kingdom [img]http://ia600608.us.archive.org/6/items/TheirsIsTheGlory1946/TheirsIsTheGlory1946.thumbs/Theirs_is_the_Glory_1946_003114.jpg[/img]

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