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This Is Korea! (1951)

Not Rated | | Documentary, War | 10 August 1951 (USA)
Director John Ford's documentary about the beginnings of the Korean War, after North Korenn troops invaded South Korea and battled U.S., South Korean and United Nations forces. Notable in ... See full summary »

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John Ford (as Rear Admiral John Ford USNVR Ret.)
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Credited cast:
Edward A. Craig Edward A. Craig ... Self (as Eddie Craig)
John Ireland ... Narrator
Turner Joy Turner Joy ... Self (with shorthand typist)
Douglas MacArthur ... Self (arrives by car)
Irving Pichel ... Narrator
Lewis B. Puller Lewis B. Puller ... Self (calls for artillery) (as Chesty Puller)
Arthur W. Radford Arthur W. Radford ... Self (at his desk)
O.P. Smith O.P. Smith ... Self (decorates soldier)
Arthur Struble Arthur Struble ... Self (with binoculars)
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Director John Ford's documentary about the beginnings of the Korean War, after North Korenn troops invaded South Korea and battled U.S., South Korean and United Nations forces. Notable in that, unlike many documentaries of the time, it's in color, and no stock footage is used. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Available as an extra on the VCI Entertainment 2008 DVD edition of Surrender - Hell! (1959). See more »

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Featured in The Fifties (1997) See more »

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Bless 'Em All
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Written by Jimmy Hughes, Frank Lake and Al Stillman
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Very interesting
1 September 2002 | by zetesSee all my reviews

Like most Americans, I don't really know anything about the Korean War. I was really surprised, actually, to learn that it began so soon after WWII. I would have guessed it began a decade after that. This documentary doesn't have much substance actually. More or less, we watch almost 50 minutes of constant gunfire, bombing, and soldiering. It can be rough going. However, the footage (it was the only color documentary made in Korea) is absolutely amazing, and the film itself is constructed skillfully. The narration is surprisingly somber. It's almost as if John Ford had wanted to make propaganda, but couldn't quite do it. There is no clear reason why we were there. The official explanation seems simple enough: the containment of communism. Communism is referred to as "the giant red hand, squeezing the people of Korea" or "the red scourge." We are there, it is said, to help the people, who are starving under communist rule. But that doesn't seem to be enough for the film, and it never answers the questions that it asks. 8/10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dette er Korea See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea

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Mono

Color:

Color (Trucolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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