The True Story of the Civil War (1957)


A record of the crucial Civil War period made up mostly of Mathew Brady’s original wet-plate photographs. Relates the story of the war, describing its causes, its battles, leaders, and its effect on the nation.

Director: Louis Clyde Stoumen.
Stars: Raymond Massey (narrator).

1957 Academy Awards – Winner of an Oscar for Best Documentary, Short Subjects.


Many thanks to Steve for sending me a copy of this film.

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One Comment

  1. Mudhed
    January 23, 2022

    Lou Stoumen was the professor of the first film class (of many) I took at UCLA in the late 60s. Remember seeing and discussing this film in class.

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