A Letter from Bataan

A Letter from Bataan is a 1942 "Victory Short" documentary film or propaganda film made by Paramount Pictures in collaboration with the U.S. Office of War Information and the United States Government. It was directed by William H. Pine, produced by William C. Thomas and written by Maxwell Shane. It had music by Daniele Amfitheatrof and the cinematography was by Fred Jackman Jr.

Paramount Victory Short No. T2-1: A Letter from Bataan
Directed byWilliam H. Pine
Produced byWilliam C. Thomas
Written byMaxwell Shane
StarringRichard Arlen
Susan Hayward
Jimmy Lydon
Joe Sawyer
Music byDaniele Amfitheatrof
CinematographyFred Jackman Jr.
Edited byHoward A. Smith
Release date
  • September 15, 1942 (1942-09-15)
Running time
15 minutes
CountryUnited States

The film features Richard Arlen, Susan Hayward, Jimmy Lydon and Betty Hutton appearing as herself.

The film is part of a series of films made by Paramount intended to encourage more active participation in the U.S. war effort.

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