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That which we fought the British to obtain we will have to fight with them to retain - Harry Warner America is neutral and we are Americans Our policy is one hundred percent neutrality There will be no propaganda pictures from Warner Brothers - Jack Warner The two Warner Brothers obviously did not share the same opinion regarding the role of the Hollywood film industry during the turbulent period surrounding the Second World War However since the advent of the motion picture the American film industry had played a vital role in influencing the social consciousness of its audience regardless of the intentions of the filmmakers Throughout the first half of the Twentieth Century Hollywood played its part in pulling the American population through the unfortunate circumstances they encountered including World War I and the Depression Providing that same service from 1939 to 1945 was only to be expected By the time the political scene in Europe started to heat up in the early 1930s Hollywood had emerged as the primary source of entertainment for the majority of the domestic population each week eighty million Americans two thirds of the countrys population lived the Hollywood experience vicariously as they trooped to their neighbourhood movie houses Even in this capacity American filmmaker still approached the political arena with caution In 1939 what was considered the first blatant anti-Nazi film was released by Warner Brothers Confessions of a Nazi Spy depicted the possibility of subversive Nazi activity in the United States fostered within the German-American Bund organizations For the first time Hollywood clearly stated its views toward the ideological forces sweeping through Europe even though the US was not yet officially at war Historians and film critics alike have tackled the issue of Hollywood productions during World War II Generally it is accepted as fact that the government in the form of the Office of War Information OWI influenced the content
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