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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Phil Hall
Film Threat

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

Sean Axmaker
Stream on Demand

The film was suppressed by the military brass. Not because it was inaccurate or insensitive, mind you, but because the portrait was too frank and too sensitive. And maybe for other reasons.

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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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