This guide to film portrayals of U.S. armed services lists more than 1,000 features produced in the United States since 1898. It also includes movies that received military assistance, documentaries, foreign films depicting American servicemen, and movies made for television. Each feature film entry contains credit information, a list of major cast members, year of production, service represented, and a summary.
Lawrence H. Suid is a military historian whose primary expertise is the study of the symbiotic relationship between the film industry and U.S. armed services. In addition to Guts & Glory, the definitive history of the subject, and Sailing on the Silver Screen, he has written histories of Armed Forces Radio and Television Service and the Army's nuclear power program. Dolores A. Haverstick served as director of human resources in the office of inspector general in the U.S. Department of Labor. She has edited Lawrence Suid's books for the last 15 years.
Part 1 Acknowledgments Part 2 Overview Part 3 Key to Abbreviations Chapter 4 1 Feature Films Chapter 5 2 Television Films Chapter 6 3 Documentaries Chapter 7 4 Films with Unseen Military Assistance Chapter 8 5 Films Considered but Deemed Ineligible Part 9 Appendix I: Films Chronologically by Service Part 10 Appendix II: Films by Subject or Period Part 11 Appendix III: 25 Greatest American Military Films Part 12 Appendix IV: Significant but Highly Flawed Military Films Part 13 Appendix V: 25 Worst American Military Films Part 14 Appendix VI: Portrayals of Military Leadership Part 15 Appendix VII: Select List of Actors with Significant Credits in Military Films Part 16 Appendix VIII: Select List of Directors with Significant Credits in Military Films Part 17 Appendix IX: Academy Award (R)-Winning Military Films Part 18 Appendix X: TV Series Featuring Significant Military Characters/Themes Part 19 Bibliography Part 20 About the Authors