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The Mission Begins 

When World War II breaks out, five of Hollywood's top directors leave their homes and careers to join the army and film the war effort.

Director:

Laurent Bouzereau

Writers:

Mark Harris, Mark Harris (book)
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Frank Capra ... Himself (archive footage)
Francis Ford Coppola ... Himself - Filmmaker
Guillermo del Toro ... Himself - Filmmaker
John Ford ... Himself (archive footage)
Paul Greengrass ... Himself - Filmmaker
Herbert Hoover Herbert Hoover ... Himself - 31st President of the United States (R) (archive footage)
John Huston ... Himself (archive footage)
Lawrence Kasdan ... Himself
Charles A. Lindbergh ... Himself - Aviation Pioneer (archive footage) (as Charles Lindbergh)
Gerald P. Nye Gerald P. Nye ... Himself - Senator (R - ND) (archive footage) (as Gerald Nye)
Robert Parrish Robert Parrish ... Himself - Editor (archive sound)
Franklin D. Roosevelt ... Himself - 32nd President of the United States (D) (archive footage)
Steven Spielberg ... Himself - Filmmaker
George Stevens ... Himself (archive footage)
Meryl Streep ... Narrator (voice)
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When World War II breaks out, five of Hollywood's top directors leave their homes and careers to join the army and film the war effort.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 2017 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Goofs

William Wyler's birthplace, Mulhouse, is identified as "a French town that Germany had taken during World War I". Actually, Mulhouse had been incorporated into the German Empire through the annexation of Alsace-Lorraine after the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71. Wyler was thus born in German Mulhausen, which was returned to France in the Treaty of Versailles which ended World War I. See more »

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References Juarez (1939) See more »

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