Let There Be Light
Let There Be Light (1946)

At the request of the Signal Corps, John Huston made a wartime documentary of the emotionally disturbed war veterans being treated at Mason General Hospital. For three months, Huston immersed himself in the project, observing the various… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1946
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Michael Sragow
New Yorker

The film becomes a moving document of the social and psychological tensions that reach the surface of American life in war.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Director-writer John Huston crafted this once banned study of the emotional toll of war.

Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Clearly, the breadth of Huston's Army Signal Corps films show a Blakian passage from innocence to experience, unquestioning jingoism to a recognition of war horrors. [Blu-ray]

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

Had the film not been banned by the Army, it probably would've been forgotten almost immediately.

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