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Five Came Back 

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The wartime contributions of five prominent Hollywood film directors during World War II are profiled.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Francis Ford Coppola ...  Himself - Filmmaker 3 episodes, 2017
Guillermo del Toro ...  Himself - Filmmaker 3 episodes, 2017
Paul Greengrass ...  Himself - Filmmaker 3 episodes, 2017
Lawrence Kasdan ...  Himself - Filmmaker / ... 3 episodes, 2017
Steven Spielberg ...  Himself - Filmmaker 3 episodes, 2017
Meryl Streep ...  Narrator 3 episodes, 2017
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Five present-day directors discuss five wartime directors who voluntarily joined WW2 in order to film it: William Wyler (presented by Steven Spielberg), Frank Capra (Guillermo del Toro), George Stevens (Laurence Kasdan), John Ford (Paul Greengrass) and John Huston (Francis Ford Coppola). Narrated by Meryl Streep and written by Mark Harris (adapted from his 2015 book Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War). Written by kiran gill

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They Showed the War to the World.


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English

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31 March 2017 (USA) See more »

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The 'Five' refers to John Huston, John Ford, Frank Capra, William Wyler and George Stevens. See more »

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Edited into Syndrome K (2020) See more »

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The Making of Propaganda.
10 May 2019 | by Marwan-BobSee all my reviews

One of The Best War/Cinema Docu-Series Ever Made, Absolutely uplifting, Heart-wrenching and utterly Breathtaking. i'll recommend it to all.


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