How Britain's greatest wartime leader and its finest film producer changed the course of history
Churchill was mad about films - more so than almost any other politician in history. And yet, the true extent of his use of cinema as a propaganda tool has not been previously explored.
In 1934, Britain’s most celebrated film producer, Alexander Korda, signed Churchill up as a screenwriter and historical advisor, and a unique collaboration began. Churchill provided script notes for many of Korda’s productions and also penned an epic screenplay. When war broke out, the two men sprung into action and their collaboration reached extraordinary heights. Korda was sent on a spy mission to Hollywood with the aim of bringing America into the war.
Using previously undiscovered documents, that mission and the friendship which underpinned it is explored for the first time in a new documentary by writer-director John Fleet.
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Michael J. McEvoy
Lady Jane Williams