Winston Churchill was mad about movies, arguably more so than any other politician in history, but the true extent of his use of them as a war weapon, and his wider involvement in the film business, has not been previously explored. Before the Second World War, one of Britain’s most celebrated film producers, Alexander Korda, signed Churchill up as a screenwriter and historical advisor, and a unique collaboration began. Churchill provided script notes for Korda’s productions and also penned an epic screenplay.When war broke out, their collaboration became of immeasurable importance. Churchill sent Korda on a spy mission to Hollywood with the aim of bringing America into the war.
Director: John Fleet
Duration: 60 minutes