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International Historic Films

Overview
Works: 303 works in 421 publications in 6 languages and 2,359 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  War films  Historical films  Documentary films  Silent films  Experimental films  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Propaganda films 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by International Historic Films
Kolberg by Veit Harlan( Visual )

4 editions published between 1944 and 1986 in German and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Re-creates the true story of a Prussian town's rebellion against Napoleon's army of the occupation. Laced with National Socialist ideology, the film is a mirror of Nazi Germany's own war for survival during the final years of World War II. In its characterizations of Kolberg's besieged citizenry, the epic allegorically reflects the spirit of fanatical resolve to fight on that Nazi propaganda was attempting to instill in the German populace. One of the Third Reich's most ambitious spectaculars, three years in the making
A Face of war( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents 97 days spent with a Marine Company in Vietnam
Pre-war German featurettes( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in German and English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents excerpts from Hitler's speeches, contrasts Germany's pre-Hitler democracy with the years of his rule, features the Reich's Labor Service and Hitler speaking to workers, and deals with Hitler's Rhineland occupation
Sieg im Westen = Victory in the West by Svend Noldan( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1997 in German and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A propaganda film of the German High Command of the Armed Forces. Contains footage filmed by camera crews on the front line, maps, and captured Allied footage
Leti︠a︡t zhuravli = The cranes are flying by Mikhail Kalatozov( Visual )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in Russian and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her lover goes to war, a girl refuses to believe reports of his death. Meanwhile, she suffers much and marries a bully in her unhappiness
Berlin, symphony of a great city by Walter Ruttmann( Visual )

2 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At once an invaluable photographic record of life in Weimer Berlin and a timeless demonstration of the cinema's ability to enthrall on a purely visceral level, Berlin, Symphony of a Great City (Berlin, die Symphonie der Grosstadt) offers a kaleidoscopic view of a single day in the life of a bustling metropolis. Carl Mayer (The Last Laugh), influenced by the naturalistic Kammerspiel movement, envisioned "a melody of pictures" sprung from daily reality instead of the stylized artificiality of the studio-bound expressionist film. Following Mayer's rough outline, photographer Karl Freund deployed a team of cameramen to explore the avenues, alleyways and factories of Berlin and secure hidden-camera glimpses of the people and machinery that provide the city with its constant motion. The many hours of footage were then edited into a series of five acts, like movements of a symphony, by Walther Ruttmann as a continuation of his experiments with abstract motion (see Opus I)
Nazi concentration camps( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The official film record of the Nazi death camps as photographed by Allied forces advancing into Germany. Shows surviving prisoners, victims of medical experiments, gas chambers, and open mass graves
La Bataille d'Alger = The Battle of Algiers by Gillo Pontecorvo( Visual )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in French and English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1954 Algiers, an ex-convict joins the terrorists in rebellion against the French government
German wartime newsreels( Visual )

2 editions published in 1985 in German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of German language newsreels made during World War II which show the German media treatment of events designed to highlight Nazi military achievements
The Bridge by Bernhard Wicki( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young German boys suffer senseless deaths during the final days of World War II. Betrayed and urged on by unenlightened leaders, they come to believe that a small and meaningless bridge is worth any risk to their lives
The Guns of August( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original newsreel clips illustrate the origins of World War I and show its major battles
Der Grosse König = The Great King by Veit Harlan( Visual )

4 editions published between 1942 and 1985 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the Prussian hero Frederick II during his struggle for victory in the Seven Years War
Immensee : ein deutsches Volkslied by Veit Harlan( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elisabeth and Reinhart were childhood sweethearts, but Reinhart never returned to marry Elisabeth and she marries another. Years later, Reinhart vacations with the couple and Elisabeth must choose between love and duty
Tora no o o fumu otokotachi : 1945-nen 9-gatsu seisaku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in Japanese and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 12th century Japanese story of a famous general and his six followers
Hitlerjunge Quex( Visual )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in German and Greek, Modern and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this classic propaganda film, Quex, a German youth, faces a conflict of ideals between his Communist father and his growing allegience to the Hitler youth movement which leads to his own death
Red nightmare( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What would happen if the Communists infiltrated a typically small town in the U.S.? An average American finds out when his wife, children, and friends reject him for the Soviet system. An example of McCarthy era atmosphere and ideas
The broken jug by Heinrich von Kleist( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy of Dutch village life, in which Judge Adam presides over a trial regarding the supposed breaking of Frau Rull's beautiful jug by her daughter's suitor. A visiting inspector exposes Adam himself as the culprit
The Hidden army( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using a mixture of dramatized events and newsreels, this film extols the work of women in industry during World War II. It was primarily made to get more women involved in the industrial sector of war work, since the number of women factory workers had actually declined in 1943
The Negro soldier by Frank Capra( Visual )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the role of the Negro soldier in American history from 1776 to 1944. Shows the accomplishments of Negro troops
San Pietro( Visual )

3 editions published between 1944 and 2005 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary film, directed and narrated by John Huston, covers the fierce battle for Italy's Liri Valley and is considered one of the strongest indictments of war ever made. The Pentagon tried to suppress it's release. It presents World War II warfare from the soldier's point of view. It stresses the number of men killed in taking one military objective and shows how the people of San Pietro were too stunned to realize they had been liberated
 
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