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Churchill and the Movie Mogul

Churchill and the Movie Mogul  

Synopsis

Churchill was mad about films, arguably more so than almost any other politician in history, but the true extent of his use of it as a propaganda tool has not been previously explored.

In 1934, one of Britain's most celebrated film producers, Alexander Korda, signed Churchill up as a screenwriter and historical advisor, and a unique collaboration began. Churchill provided script notes for Korda's productions and also penned an epic screenplay. When war broke out, their collaboration became of immeasurable importance. Korda was sent on a spy mission to Hollywood with the aim of bringing America into the war with spectacular results. 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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PRESS REVIEWS:

:star::star::star::star: - THE GUARDIAN

"Fascinating" - THE GUARDIAN

“There are very many films as well as books about Churchill, but very few of them have anything new to tell us. John Fleet’s 'Churchill and the Movie Mogul' is a shining exception, one of the most fascinating and revealing things on the subject in many years” - THE GUARDIAN

"Insightful and full of intrigue" - MATTHEW SWEET

“I more than enjoyed it. I loved it" - LORD PUTTNAM, FORMER CEO OF COLUMBIA PICTURES


Year of Production: 2019

Running Time: 1 x one hour

Available in HD: Yes

Country: UK

Production Company:A January Pictures Production