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The editorial assured people that Moscow would provide beleaguered Poland with arms and possibly even come to its defense. It decayed because of the corruption of the ruling classes. Hence Poland was a fascist State, no better than and little different from Nazi Germany.
Indeed, this territory was not really Polish at all but occupied, having been unjustly seized from the Russians in in an earlier war of aggression. Poland had to be fimdamentally reformed; a new government with a radically different attitude toward the Soviet Union was the only hope for the country. Party member and prominent screenwriter Ring Lardner Jr. Quite the con- trary: Poland and its plight were either ignored or ridiculed. Hence a league ostensibly organized to combat the evils of Nazism said virtually nothing about NazisnTs first great outrages, the invasion of Poland and its ghastly behavior toward the population.
It is telling that in December the league, at the insistence of its Communist members, renamed itself the Hollywood League for Democratic Action. A series of front organizations opposing war appeared in , all ephemeral. Poland and the invasion of were not mentioned. Biberman, in denouncing the American preparedness campaign and the Roos- evelt administration that a disgruntled former member of the organiza- tion suggested Biberman might be a Nazi.
Since Poland could not Radical Hollywood and Poland 65 be safely discussed, it was consigned to oblivion or, on those few occa- sions when it was mentioned, presented in a manner so unappealing as to elicit no sympathy. By the time the United States entered the war, the major opponent of Nazi Germany was the Soviet Union, and Poland was a weak member of the anti-German coalition. Propitiating the Russians was the preemptive concem of American policy regarding Poland and Polish-Russian difficulties after This was a direct contradiction of the Atlantic Charter he had signed only weeks before.
The most charitable observation is that Roosevelt simply did not know what he was talking about. A few months earlier, he had told Ambassador Averill Harriman that he was completely unconcemed about the post- war fate of Poland. Hence it took rapid steps to involve the film industry in the war effort. Several of the employees of the Polish section, for example, later figured in the post- war Communist government in Warsaw. Though never a party member himself, Dunne was politically on the left and close to many party members in Hollywood.
Dunne had little sympathy for Poland during the war. For him it was simply a fascist and anti-Semitic country, and Soviet designs on its territory were completely justified by both his- tory and ideology. BMP chief Mellett established a Hollywood office under Nelson Poynter, who had a staff of reviewers working under him. The ideological definition of the war was con- tradictory and could be maintained only by fiat.
The results were an effective combination of information, patriotism, hero-worship, and propaganda. It was relentless in ballyhooing what it regarded as the correct Hollywood view of the war. The OWI was very open about the importance of providing accept- able motion pictures for the public. Mellett later insisted that even this was not enough and demanded that the studios fumish preliminary drafts of possible films.
The financial implications of such a verdict were daunting. It is perhaps surprising, given its arrogant meddling, that the OWI prompted so little resistance fbom the notoriously independent moguls, apart from public complaints such as that by Wanger. The reasons for this are complex. The central goal of American propaganda and management of the news and motion pictures was to promote allied unity. To engage in a counterfactual exercise, we can well imagine how a series of films showing a heroic resistance effort in Poland would have raised a host of awkward issues.
Half of Poland was, after all, under Russian occupation. Moreover, the Soviets clearly coveted Polish territory and regarded the country as within their sphere of influence. It would have been difficult to cel- ebrate Polish valor while selling the Soviet Union as a champion of democracy. Indeed, the Czech government was warm in its praise for Moscow, unlike the London Poles, for whom the Soviet Union was at best an ally of necessity.
Mellett sent Leo C. He was often on the set during production. As a result, the BMP and Warner Brothers were virtually a united front in promoting and later defending the film from its crit- ics. Funda- mentally, the BMP was committed to presenting a dishonest portrayal of the Soviet Union in which its geopolitical benignity was central. Either Poynter regarded these propagandistic exercises as fundamentally accurate, in which case he was a man of unusual naivete, or he knew that they were misleading and approved of the effort to deceive his fellow citizens. In the OWI compiled surveys of public opinion regarding the war and popular attitudes toward various countries.
The results are fas- cinating. However, the number choosing Soviet Russia doubled between May and November from 22 percent to 44 percent. However, we should remember that the Soviet military effort was always popular in the United States, and no propaganda was needed to convince the public of it.
Because the Russian invasion of Poland occurred shortly after the war began, it would be impossible to portray the Soviet Union in such The Roosevelt Administration and Film during the War 77 positive terms if its relationship with Poland were noted, even in pass- ing. Hence the BMP placed structural impediments before Hollywood to ensure that any portrayal of Poland did not reflect badly on Moscow.
Czechs and Norwegians were the objects of special BMP solicitude. The BMP was pretematurally sensitive regarding any film that mentioned Russians or had even minor Russian characters. Russians were much too important to be cast in trivial roles. In the spring of , MGM supplied the Hollywood office with a novel by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan and a long synopsis intended to pro- vide the basis for a film script.
The BMP was horrified by the MGM proposal and responded with an inordinately long response fuli of melodramatic phrasing. Curiously, this concem for the positive portrayal of foreigners and 80 HollywoocTs War with Poland, their govemment did not extend to Poles. But good dogs. You can train them. Such themes should not be raised. However, an even greater transgression was that the film discussed the Dieppe Raid without mentioning the Russians. Indeed, by such logie, everything had a Russian aspect. It regularly lauded posi- tive portrayals of Italian Americans and Greek Americans and even com- plained when Polish Americans were not shown in a positive light, though its main concem was the manner in which African Americans were por- trayed.
Here we have a curious distinction. One film was criticized because a soldier thumbed his nose. Two of them deal with the last days of peace and the immedi- ate aftermath of the invasion.
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By late , the war seemed largely an affair of Britain, Russia, and the United States. Life under German occupation was another matter, however. Unprecedented in its brutality, this was a story of contemporary rel- evance. Hollywood showed interest in Czech, French, and Norwegian occupation, but the situation in Poland was virtually ignored. Let us consider its modest repertoire of three films. The performances, led by Jack Benny at the height of his career and Carole Lombard in her last role before an untimely death, are excellent.
Ninotchka is perhaps his best-known work , has received retrospective glowing reviews, and critical appreciation for the film has grown with the years.
H The film remains controversial. It was the first Hollywood consid- eration of the plight of Poland, and it raised, however tangentially, such powerful issues as the terror of German occupation and the persecution of the Jews. Nonetheless, no other Hollywood film about German occupation is in the form of a satire. There is no comedy about the horrors of German-controlled Nor- way, Czechoslovakia, or France. However, the fact that this was the first of only two films exploring the subject and the second, as we will see, was a rather minor production late in the war adds considerably to the controversy attaching to the film.
The Poles are resourceful and clever, and they repeatedly outwit the Nazis in a series of daring if improbable episodes. Stack, who would become a leading man in B films and then enjoy a long television career, is handsome and dashing. Whereas German anti-Semitism makes him live in terror, he is completely safe among his fellow Poles, who are devoted to him.
Their patriotism, though sincere, is a bit ridiculous; their bravery is ostentatious. Hollywood never recognized the Polish govemment-in-exile. The govemment of Poland on the eve of the war is presented briefly, and unflatteringly: a govemment censor demands that the Warsaw the- ater troupes cancel a performance ridiculing Hitler.
The implication is that the Polish government is either craven or inclined to appeasement; neither reading is accurate or generous. Hollywood would repeatedly charge Warsaw with appeasement; this is perhaps the earliest example of the practice. Though the scene is seemingly insignificant, Lubitsch obviously regarded it as important. He even briefly considered titling the film The Censor Forbids. Even when heroic, Poles are insignificant, and the important decisions are left to the British.
It is note- worthy for its implication that Moscow was tolerant regarding matters of religion. During the war Korda apparently was closely involved with British intelligence, though this remains rather murky. Almost no one of Polish origin was involved in the production of To Be or Not to Bq or was featured among the performers. It is probably thanks to him that the Polish signs displayed in the film are spelled properly and most names are correct.
He was active in Jewish causes during the war, but his views on Poland, if he had any, cannot be reconstructed. Joseph provide the script, but St. Joseph contended that Jack Warner consid- ered replacing him with Albert Maltz. Koch is a most controversial character. After a series of major wartime Scripts, he was fired from Warner Brothers and denounced by Jack Warner as a Communist before Congress. While there she accidentally meets the handsome Count Stefan Orvid, por- trayed, in his usual wooden fashion, by Paul Henreid.
His main function is to point out, as though it were not already obvious, that the family is a nest of prejudice and fatuousness. Over the objections of the family, the young Count marries Miss Whittredge, and they settle down to run his vast estates. Quickly we are presented with a catalog of Polish national faults. It is this young English shopgirl who introduces machinery to the estate: previously the Count regarded mechanization as impossible given the baekwardness of the peasantry a feudal setting is implied in rural Poland.
It is she who, over shocked and intransigent objections, allows the peasants into the manor to share in its cultural life. Only the young Count, now thor- oughly henpecked, shows any hope for Poland. Ele, of course, has to break with his family—which represents Poland—to accomplish any- thing. As a matter of fact, this portrait of rural Poland is completely false: manors were islands of modemity in Polish agriculture of the era, and the nobles were civic minded. A Warsaw shopkeeper played by Marek Windheim, a Polish Jew from Warsaw makes elabo- rate boasts about the historie value of his wares, punctuated by state- ments of exalted national pride.
Ele is, in essence, a fraud, hiding behind pomp- ous claims that are essentially efforts to inflate the prices. This national type is designed to demonstrate that Poland is a country of meaningless symbols based on a distant past of no relevance yet readily available to the highest bidder. However, young Jennifer is instinctively repulsed and adopts an attitude of hostility.
Here the American audience is given a surreal- istic lesson in the geopolitics of the Os: the resolutely antiappease- ment British try desperately to alert the pro-Nazi Poles to the error of their ways. The film concludes with the September campaign. The Orvid elan, disoriented and indicted by history for their fatuity, flee the country to continue their parasitic existence elsewhere. They are the stand-in for the Polish government-in-exile. The virtuous Jennifer is unflinching: she passionately decides to bum the fields and defy the Nazis to the end. Hence it is the English who teach the Poles the value of resistance in the face of their own inclination to flee.
In addition to being a piece of historical rubbish, this film is unre- mittingly nasty toward the Poles and goes out of its way to paint an inac- curate picture of the geopolitics of the wartime era. Reactionary Poland, dominated by hopeless dinosaurs and tainted by class prejudice, has plunged Poland into a war despite the best efforts of the West. The film ends with the Nazis taking over Poland and Ida and me staying on to fight with the peasants—another piece of pseudo-historical romance concocted by Howard Koch and another writer in the heat of World War II. Joseph written late in September In a clumsy foreword, St.
There can be no peace or happiness for any of us unless we fight for peace and happiness for others. To secure these things we must fight for the four freedoms not only for ourselves but for men and women everywhere. Indeed, if Warner Brothers wished to make a film about appeasement as late as , Poland was perhaps the most inappro- priate setting imaginable. Indeed, by the time St. Contrarily, if Warner Brothers wished to make a film about Poland, there were a host of subjects worthy of exploration.
If we examine the original treatment, it is immediately obvious that St. Joseph knew nothing about Poland; even the nomenclature is hopelessly wrong. The Henreid character is originally named Stefan Polinaff St. He is surrounded—in , let us remember—with serfs who are ancient property of the family. Of course serfdom had ended in Poland three generations earlier, approxi- mately when slavery ended in the United States. The family objects violently to his marriage to Jennifer because, as St.
Somehow, Jennifer, a poor shopgirl, has developed a sophisticated understanding of intemational politics that her husband cannot grasp, despite that he is of a family of prominent diplomats and scholars; the two thus become estranged. He is incapable of a modern view of gender roles, agricultural management, military preparedness, or intemational relations.
London shopgirls are, however, masters of all these matters. As it has foolishly allowed itself to be crushed and humiliated, Poland, symboli- cally, must be led by England. Joseph was not content with this treatment; he originally wanted the film to go on much longer. He had many additional scenes in which the family flees to Warsaw, confronts chaos and panie, and separates. However, after some unclear contrivances, the family members die off, leaving only husband and wife.
Joseph is again speaking in metaphors: the September campaign is unimportant, the death of a worthless regime; the current war is the real struggle, and it is joined for different reasons. In other words, Poland is not a serious cause but only a disreputable memory.
Stefan in exile joins the Polish air force in England. His wife, now freed from the restrictions of Poland, bears a 94 HollywoocTs War with Poland, child. Here the script, substantially done, remained for several months while a director Vincent Sherman and producer Jerry Wald were named. Joseph would be in politically ffiendly hands. Perhaps to him monarchists and Nazis are all members of the same consortium of foulness, but in Polish politics the combination is fantastic.
Joseph now wanted the film to begin with a presentation of a map of Poland in the sixteenth century that, for some reason, catches fire and is bumed to ruin, all obscured by dark smoke. This curious cartographic exercise is apparently intended to explain that Poland was ruined not by its rapacious neighbors in the eighteenth century, the partitioning powers, but by some intemal problem two hundred years earlier.
In fact the sixteenth century was the golden age in Poland, and the dominant political faction was the very numerous and impressive nobility. It is obvious that a very elear vision of Poland was being marketed, and no opportunity was to be lost. If the film was really intended to be about Jennifer and her beneficial effect on Stefan, why do we need this symbolic commentary on Polish history that concludes by denigrating the Poland of ? In addition to this rather heavy-handed use of symbolic geopolitics, St. A few days later St. Stefan is now a cavalry officer.
However, Jennifer, who also seems to be well informed about military technology, argues that reliance on mounted cavalry is dangerous in the modem world. Stefan is foolishly unper- suaded. Mercifiilly, this disgusting passage was later altered. Poland, we are repeatedly told by this Warner Brothers film, is hopelessly backward, trapped in a system that does not allow its poor millions to move into freedom and modemity as exemplified by the Soviet Union.
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In this treatment a few dreadful speeches are inserted. But Jennifer arrives only in the spring of , after both these events have taken place. Hence St. That he wished to include such a scene in the first instance, however, is noteworthy. Also, having Jennifer—the stand-in for England—be present at a dis- cussion of the destruction of Czechoslovakia was probably unwise, as the Chamberlain govemment played an awkward role in the affair, and St.
He used to say Mr. Chamberlain was so afraid of communism that he preferred the treachery of Hitler to the friend- ship of Russia, or even of his own English people. The excised speech may well have been one of those leftist flourishes that St. Joseph thought Warner Brothers could not stornach.
To complete this very thorough political exercise, St. At the end of this scene, St. The denunciation of Poland over its complicity in the dismemberment of Czechoslovakia is drastically cut, as is the speech Jennifer makes about her father and appeasement. This adds a few curious tums. Evil Uncle Pavel is overheard conversing with General Breck in the summer of , urging him not to modemize the army lest it upset the Germans.
There was no General Breck in pre Poland, but there was a Colonel Beck, and the similarity was a convenience for St. Joseph is obsessed with counterposing Polish cavalry and German mechanization; doubtless he saw this as a handy way of depict- ing the Poles as fools and enemies of modemity. In fact the war lasted over five weeks. Joseph finally tums to those few redeemed, Stefan and his wife. As their mayor I speak for them. This is propaganda on St. Thus by late su mm er , In Our Time was already a very nasty bit of work.
Things, however, got worse. The film was also greatly behind Schedule, and Jack Warner sent characteristically rude and threatening memoranda to director Sherman. Utilizing the St. Joseph script, Koch began inserting scenes in July and August Warming to the theme of whipping peasants introduced by St. Joseph, now Koch adds Pavel to his list of floggers. However, Koch also unwisely decided to add plot elements to what was already a very muddled account.
Next Koch tumed to the Orvid family. Not only is she the voice of modemity and agricultural innovation, as well as an expert on military tactics, but she now also becomes an inspiring leader of farm laborers, whom she directs personally after Stefan departs. Finally, Jennifer confronts Pavel and overpowers him by sheer force of righteousness. Why should a scene in which the Poles demonstrate pride in their old glories and resolution about the impending danger be anything other than positive? Jennifer is the repre- sentative of the audience; she is the American public.
She is repulsed by this; the audience is to be repulsed. The irresponsible Poles drink and carouse till the break of day and are only roused ffom their revelries by the German invasion of their country. Janina prays; Stefan begs for rain; the others are in chaos. Polish claims to a brave defense in , Koch teaches us, are propaganda.
Leopold is right; Poland is a fraud. Indeed, Stefan soon retums in ruins and explains the war in a manner most unflattering to Polish military pride. In distress the Orvids are ridiculous cowards; a useless priest flutters about doing no good. So much for the national faith of Poland for a millennium.
Koch adds several very extensive scenes in Warsaw after the Orvids flee. Ali show the Poles in frantic chaos. By comparison, the Poles are a pack of scoundrels. One hundred thousand prisoners were taken, and a large number of officers committed suicide rather than accept the ignominy of surrender. The film is thus about Polish fascists invented by the screenwriters to discredit Poland by associating it with the most repulsive term in the political lexicon of the Feft.
Who in Poland was pro-Nazi? What was important to Koch was to attack fascists, real or imaginary. While screenwriters St. Joseph and Koch were developing the story, the studio was devoting considerable time and effort to delving into the events portrayed in the film. Already in January Warner Brothers had obtained the services of two technical advis- ers, later joined by two or even three others.
Strzelecki of the center insisted on being given specihc information about In Our Time while it was in production. But, Einfeld assured Warner, like previ- ous Polish protests in conjunction with Edge of Darkness, the letters seemed to be from only a few sources. It avoided con- fronting any of the charges of the protests, all of which were absolutely accurate.
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The film presented Poland in an appalling light, which was precisely as the screenwriters had intended. Warner, who paid extraor- dinarily close attention to the production—even providing detailed comments on minor scenes and involving himself in the phrasing of the few introductory words—knew that the film showed prewar Poland as a corrupt feudal society under the sway of a government of appeasers and scoundrels. His Polish critics described exactly what In Our Time was. All the Polish characters depicted are aristocrats, save a tiny handful of minor players whose lives are not developed at all, many of whom do not even have specific names or dialogue.
Only the decision to mechanize the Orvid estate and share in the profits could be under- stood as a populist idea. However, a film that invents Polish appeasers in order to denounce them was not only not criticized but extolled. That an American film reviewer should celebrate the possibility of its being overthrown is noteworthy, especially because no such advocacy of political revolution would have been tolerated by the BMP in the case of any other ally. It is certainly swell from our standpoint.
That it slandered an ally while conveying a falsehood did not matter. The political implications of a film released in early set in Poland are obvious. The Americans were now under pressure to abandon the Polish govemment as well, an action whose justification is implied by this film. In fine, the Polish position in intemational affairs had declined precipitately, and Poles were fighting a losing battle to retain any control over their own destiny.
By contrast, the Soviet victory at Stalingrad had tumed the course of the war on the eastem front, and saw Soviet military and hence political fortunes increase. In Our Time was a blow aimed at a cause in distress. Koch, who piously claimed to be apolitical, was well aware of the political significance of his film and the effect it might have on public opinion. I hope Wamers brings it out soon—and I think they will. Michael Chekhov, who played Uncle Leopold, regarded the script as having no value and the director, Vincent Sherman, as even less wor- thy of praise.
Paul Henreid, who played the leading role of Stefan, did not consider the film significant. Nonetheless it was Poland that was criticized by Hollywood and Czechoslovakia that was praised. This in tum implies that the members of the govemment-in-exile are not noble exiles but a pack of cowards who have fled rather than fight. How an American should view the govemment of Poland presented in such a light is obvious. Joseph-Koch tale of the crafting of Polish appeasement by a nest of landowning fascists had not escaped these shrewd analysts. Guemsey Jr. It may be that Polish aristocrats were pompous and HollywoocTs War with Poland, fuli of gab.
John T. Joseph and Koch may not have combined to produce a particularly entertaining film, but their political indictment was unequivocal. Poland deserved some- thing radically different. The real Poland was composed of the hum- ble and downtrodden who had been exploited before In Our Time is an attack on the govemment of Poland and a justi- fication for its replacement. It is partisan propaganda, and it was deliv- ered at a crucial moment in the war. The reviewers realized that the film had elear and significant political implications and either were untroubled or persuaded by them.
At the same time Warner Brothers was preparing this film about Poland, it was also readying Mission to Moscow, which was at pains to present a flattering view of another American ally, Soviet Russia. Shortly before writing In Our Time, St. Joseph collaborated in the writing of another film about the early war, Joan of Paris. Neither Cole nor de Toth distinguished himself. He was critical of both the director and the studio for such a cheap and hurried effort.
He is, however, so embittered by defeat and his own sacrifices he has lost a leg that he is scarcely human. In the next few months, he alienates everyone, is rejected by his fiancee, and rapes one of his students. His conduct toward his own family in Munich is reprehensible: he exploits his own brother, then sends him and his family to a concentration camp. He comes to the village for the sole purpose of revenging himself on the local Poles. The film details GrimnTs actions as sadist, murderer, and tyrant, capped by the massa- cre of the entire local Jewish community in a scene of graphic violence unusual for Hollywood in that era.
GrimnTs fiendish behavior is its own undoing. His beloved nephew, raised to be a Nazi, revolts against his uncle and his methods. Tearing off his Nazi insignias, the young man kneels to pray over a slain Polish girl; his uncle, predictably, murders him. The only other Nazi presented in the film, the nephew, is at worst a callow adolescent and dies heroically, repentant and redeemed. Thus we are presented not with a corporate inculpation of Nazism but an ad hominem attack on Grimm. Significantly, his campaign of horror begins before he joins the movement, and thus Nazism merely gives him the opportunity to demonstrate his existing malignancy.
Moreover, in the typical confiision of Hollywood over whether to blame Germans or Nazism for the war, Grimm is really the only unpleasant German in the film—his family, for example, is saintly and repeatedly mentions that the Nazis are only a smali minority. The treatment of the Poles is the most intriguing example of this theme in all Hollywood films of the era. When Grimm retums from the war, he is greeted with great courtesy by his Polish neighbors and is offered his old job back. His Polish fiancee, Maria, is willing to forgive him almost anything; despite his vile behavior, she decides to marry him to dedicate her life to saving his benighted soul.
Polish Jewish-Christian relations are also presented in a most pos- itive manner. The local rabbi is on the best terms with his Christian neighbors. When the Nazis occupy the village, the Christian Poles try to aid their Jewish fellow townsmen and defend them against Nazi cruelties even at great personal risk. Although the only major revolt is an exclu- sively Jewish affair, the Christians are supportive; the rabbi dies virtu- ally in the priesfs arms.
Although the mayor seeks accommodation with Grimm, he does so from cowardice, not disloyalty, and moreover he is the only morally bankrupt person in the village. In contrast to the other films depicting European occupation, this film, set in Poland, does not celebrate the existence of a United front of resistance to the invader. Although the Poles are not portrayed negatively, they are also not elevated into a nation of heroes.
It is, however, not an attack on the Poles, as was In Our Time. Thus we are left to conjecture. First, the film was designed to be about the Jewish travail; Poland is the backdrop, and not the focus. Although the film certainly portrays Polish Jewish-Christian amity positively, presenting these relations otherwise would have undermined the filnTs purposes. The benignity before makes the horrors of the occupation starker and the role of Nazism as a threat to decent people everywhere the clearer.
Finally, we must consider the role of director de Toth. He filmed portions of the Sep- tember campaign in circumstances that are difficult to reconstruct. De Toth was so horrified by what he saw that he did not discuss the matter for half a century. Then they stopped the cameras. They showed these things all over Germany, all over the world. Here we can only wonder. In the original story, there was also a character named Fritz Gruber who acted as GrimnTs assistant but eventually appeared in the uniform of the Red Army to offer testimony against Grimm at his postwar trial.
Gruber was obviously intended to be an Austrian Com- munist. The BMP regarded the story as essentially a fictionalized biography of Julius Streicher—not an insightful conclusion —and thought the projected postwar trial for Nazis an intriguing element of the script. The bureau was cautiously supportive of the project.
Jewish suffering was still a major theme, as it was in the original version. The BMP reacted to this version with extraordinarily lengthy comments. It was unhappy with the manner in which the script handled this preeminent theme. The film simply implies that Nazism is the cloaca for all evil impulses, and hence demonstrating that Grimm is a swine would make his attraction to Nazism inevitable. In a minor but symbolic comment, the BMP found it odd that the script originally called for only the British, American, Chinese, and Russian flags to be shown at the putative postwar court, omitting the Polish flag, among others.
The BMP even suggested elaborate changes in plot, characters, and episodes, basically fumishing the outline of a new script. Nothing was suggested to make the Poles a less passive element of the film. At no point did the BMP consider or recommend involvement with Polish authorities regarding this film set in Poland, in contrast to its usual prac- tice for films set in other countries. And the BMP never consulted Polish authorities in any case. Columbia obviously reconceived the film and its purposes in mid- production.
In a number of stories appeared in the press, noting the Polish aspects of the film. Columbia especially noted the presence of Marek Libkow, the Polish producer who had fled Warsaw in , as a technical adviser. Whereas the trial theme was always present, it now became the overwhelming focus, and the Polish aspects receded into the background. However, that such a film was even considered during wartime is significant.
Poland and the Poles had minor roles on the margins of a few films, reflecting the margins of the American consciousness to which they were relegated. A com- prehensive review of the Polish themes in American cinema of the war years is not a lengthy undertaking. Hours before the fali of Warsaw in , Columbia began produc- tion of the film adaption of the stage play Front Page.
Released early in as His Girl Friday, the witty comedy is set in the weeks prior to the invasion of Poland. Krupski is not iden- tified as a Pole, but he may be.
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His Girl Friday is a rather biting satire; municipal administra- tion, reporters, politics, and the justice system are all presented very HollywoocTs War with Poland, critically. He decides to join after witnessing the effects of the German bombing of London. His behavior is, however, seriously flawed. His undisciplined conduct results in the loss of two other pilots, including his closest friend, a fellow American.
Eventually he sees the error of his ways, and he dies in heroic self-sacrifice, showing both intrepidity and belated recognition of his duty to a noble cause. However, the film presents this phenomenon in a misleading manner. A red wave of light will wash over the area and the door at the far end from where we entered will open. Continue through the hallways until you get an objective marker on an elevator. Hit the action button and mash the button to open it. After a short scene, you will be inside hanging off the wall.
Push forward to climb up the elevator shaft. When you can climb no further, hit left to jump over. Continue climbing upwards and again jump to the right when you can climb no further. Jump to the right again, climb and then jump back to the left, climb up once more to climb out of the elevator. At the top, press the melee button during the scene. Following on from this, continue through the open doorway and sneak up on the elite at the top of the stairs and assassinate him melee in the back for an instant kill.
Drop down to the ground floor of the room and kill all of the grunts running around in here. Once the room is clear of hostiles, return to where we killed the elite and hit the switch on the terminal to open the shutters. After a few moments a pair of covenant drop ships phantoms will appear and attach tubes to either side of the room. Each of these phantoms will send in a small group of grunts and elite. Clear the room and return back to the previous room and enter the now open door to the left. Exit the lift and enter the door on the left at the end of the hall.
Kill the pair of grunts and elite in here. Turn right and wait for the door to open, in this room are four grunts and an elite, eliminate them and continue along the hall. Continue out the back of this room and into the next. Turn a corner to the left to find yet another group of grunts with an elite. Once all of them are dead, the two doors at the back of the room will open, revealing a pair of shield toting jackals.
Kill them and continue through the now open door. Turn left and exit into a large room with a smaller, glass walled room in the centre. There are around 10 grunts a handful of jackals and a pair of elites in here to deal with. Once the room is devoid of hostiles, exit through the open door on the opposite side of the room from the entrance. Turn left and in the hallway here wait for the door to open. You will exit to an outdoor area. Drop down to the area below and turn left. A phantom will be dropping off covenant troops in front. Keep an eye out for the jackal sniper on the ledge at the back of the room — take him down first and then fight your way through the jackals, elites and grunts until you reach the wall.
Climb the stairs to the right and climb to a control centre. Clear it of the elite and jackals and hit the switch in here. This will activate a piece of machinery in front and on the opposite side of the area. Quickly run over to this, after a moment, Cortana will let you know that it needs manual intervention. So interact with the objective marker for a short story scene. Once the scene has played out, look back towards where we first entered the area and to the right you will the new objective marker continue over here to see a ramp leading up.
Climb this and enter the door at the top to find yourself in a semi-circular room. Wait for the door at the far end to open. Continue through the hall here and run across the next room to the stairs slightly to the left. At the end of this area, turn to the right and enter the door. Wait a moment and the roof will cave in. Continue along the hallway until you reach a larger room. Again the roof will cave in. When it does fall down, drop down to the ground floor and enter the door on the far side of the room. Sprint and jump across the gap and upon reaching the hallway turn right.
Follow it all the way to the end to find a door we can approach to complete the mission. Follow the tunnel here all the way around until you reach the next outdoor area overlooking a cliff. Continue along to the left until you reach the next piece of wreckage. Here you can find a warthog. Drive it along the set path for a couple of minutes until you reach the covenant defences in an open area.
To do this, hit your Xbox guide button to check your consoles time and when you are close, load up the level, get to the warthog and do the biggest jump you can! If you are impatient, you can go offline and change the time manually in the systems area of the Xbox dashboard to get it done! You can completely ignore them if you like and motor over to the back of the area. Hop out and continue between the barricades, kill the elite and jump up to the higher platform.
Follow the passage here until you reach the open area to the end, killing any grunts along the way. You should be able to see a structure in the distance. Continue towards it. As you move forward an elite will charge out to attack. Kill him and note that there is a sniper jackal on a raised platform at the back of the area which you should take out as soon as possible. After killing him, focus on killing the extra grunts and jackals and an elite or two to kill in the immediate area.
Work your way up the ramp to the right to reach the structure. Kill the enemies on the platform here and then climb the next ramp to find your way into the structure. Kill the covenant forces in here — there are jackals a group of grunts and an elite with an energy sword. Enter the doors into the main structure. Work your way to the back of the room and activate the switch on the pedestal here.
After the scene, go down the ramp in front and you will see two objective markers appear. Enter the door and hit the button here to activate a light bridge. Cross this and press the button here to lower the platform. Once you are down, return to the main room through the door here. You will find that in our absence, the room has been filled with covenant forces. Eliminate the grunts and jackals here and the elite if he gets in your way. Work your way over to the objective marker up the ramp on the opposite side of the room and repeat the process of activating the light bridge, crossing it and riding the lift down.
Exit back into the main room again. Work your way back to the pedestal we activated earlier, killing the entirety of the enemy forces remaining in the room. Once the room is clear, interact with the pedestal again for a scene. Work your way across the bridge to the other side, fighting your way through the various grunts jackals and elites as you go. Phantoms will fly in at a couple of locations along the bridge to drop off some additional baddies for you to kill.
As you move across, try to stay in cover to avoid banshee fire, and when you reach the broken section of bridge, kill the jackal sniper opposite and pick off the elite as well as any grunts and jackals on the platform below before hopping down to mop up any more hostiles there. Climb the ramps here to get back on top of the bridge on the opposite side of the gap.
Continue towards the end of the bridge and as you go, kill the elite and the groups of grunts and jackals the phantom drops off and any other covenant forces that get in your way as you make your way to the door at the end of the area. In front of this, kill the elite before you enter. Follow the passage to the end and exit into the courtyard beyond. Kill them and fight off the ghosts and other infantry units in the area and continue towards the structure in the distance. Enter the building here and climb the ramps inside. At the top, kill the grunts straight ahead and proceed into the room, as you do an elite with a sword will charge at you, so take him down when you can.
Exit into the balcony overlooking the courtyard we just climbed up from. Head to the right and kill the grunts and jackals over here. As you follow the platform around the corner, kill the elite and the next group of jackals before climbing the ramp. Kill the sniper up the top and then continue out the door to the right.
You will exit back out onto the higher balcony and kill the pair of elites here.
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Continue up the ramps to the left and defeat the two hunters at the top of the structure. Once they are dead, the door will open so head on inside. Enter the long hallway. Here, you will see a ramp at the far end. Before climbing this we can get a terminal. Head around behind this and look below it to find the terminal. If you want this, you are going to have to hold it the entire way and only swap weapons in and out in the other slot. When you are ready, go through the door. Make your way along the bridge here until you reach the circular platform ahead.
As you approach a terminal will rise up. Stick Cortana into this for a short scene. Afterwards, hop off the platform and enter the portal that has appeared. Follow the tunnel until you find yourself in an outside area. Ignore the retreating critters and continue around the path to the right.
As you enter the next larger area you will be attacked. There are crawlers here to kill. Simply pop them each once in their glowy spots to take them down! Proceed to the terminal opposite the entrance and activate the button here. A light bridge will appear behind it. Cross the bridge and continue along the path. A short scene will play, hit the melee button when prompted to do so. Continue through the tunnel and follow the path outside until you see a rocky structure in front. Two pillars will raise either side of it and a knight will be standing on top of it waiting for you. Eliminate the crawlers that enter the area from the left hand side of the area before focusing your efforts on the knight, you will also find a watcher in the area too flying enemies with the circular thrusters — take the watcher down first as they can shield other units.
Kill any remaining crawlers that may have joined the fray and then look behind the rocky structure to find a door we can enter. Once inside, follow the tunnel to the end and exit into another large area. Kill the knight outside the door and then follow the passage between the rocks to the right to find another, murder his face off too. Follow the path back to the left and deal with the crawlers in the area, continue towards the glowing circular platform on the ground in front.
As you approach, more crawlers will attack from the cliff to the right so deal with them before continuing. Again deal with the crawlers and the watcher first before taking out the knight. Interact with it to watch a short cut-scene. Follow the hallway all the way to the end, note that there is a small side passage to the left containing some ammo if you are interested. When ready enter the door to the next area. This room is quite large. From the elevated platform we are on, take note of the large structure in the centre of the room. On the far side of this is a ramp leading up.
Before we do that though, we will need to destroy three shield generators at ground level. The problem with this is there is an abundance of crawlers and knights not to mention a watcher or two occupying the area! Each of the generators is located in a small, square structure with a ramp on one side and two open doorways allowing you to see all the way through the room.
There are two of these located on the right side of the central structure and one on the left side. After the three generators are down, head to the ramp at the back of the central structure. A pair of watchers and a pair of knights will be waiting for you. Eliminate them and then climb the ramp. On this level, kill one more knight and then work your way around the platform, cruise up the next ramp and find the bridge leading to the next area. Continue across this and activate the button at the end of the hall. Ride the elevator to the top and enter the next room. Run up to the spinning core and activate the panel to stop it.
Proceed into the portal on the far side of the room. This time, the portal on the right will be activated so head over here and enter it. Follow the tunnel all the way to the end and drop down the hole and push forward until you reach another outside area. As you enter, you will see covenant drop pods landing in the area in front — the best thing about this? The covenant and promethean forces will attack each other. There is an assortment of jackals, grunts and elites on the covenant side and the usual crawlers, knights and watchers on the promethean side.
If you wish you can blast through the lot, but on the higher difficulty levels i'd recommend letting the two factions weaken each other a little before intervening to polish off any survivors. Kill the knight around the corner, the promethean laser emplacement on the wall in the distance and the group of watchers before continuing to the end and entering the passage to the right. Here you will see two elites on ghosts get taken out by a knight. Kill him and then proceed down the path. Grab one of the ghosts to make the next section a little easier!
Our goal is to reach a tunnel in the far left hand corner of the area, so either let the enemies thin themselves out, or take them out yourself as you make your way to the aforementioned tunnel. Inside, climb the ramp and follow the set passage until you exit out into another small area in front of a large structure. Kill the enemies and then enter the doorway.
Follow the tunnel all the way to the end and exit into a familiar looking room. This room is almost identical to the earlier room where we had to destroy the three shield generators. Note that in this room, there are two power core rooms on the left of the central structure and one on the right hand side. Once you have destroyed all three power cores, continue up the ramp at the back of the central structure and across the bridge as we did previously, killing the elites on the platforms here as you go.
Once inside the main building, hit the switch to activate the lift. At the top, run over and activate the panel in front of the spinning core to stop it. Continue through the portal at the back of the room. Enter the next portal here. When they are dead, hit the button on the wall to the left and enter the door that opens. There are elites, a few grunts and jackals, three knights and a watcher or two to watch out for.
There is also a promethean laser emplacement, so try and focus on that whilst the two other forces whittle themselves down. Once the fighting dies down, mop up any survivors and continue through the next door. Step on the light covered floor at the back of the room to rise up to the next level exit the door into the next room. The first part of the room has a similar layout and enemy make up to the previous one, so either take down both sides or wait until the numbers are thinned out a little to press through.
Continue to the far side of the room and climb the ramp on the left all the way to the top. Kill the elites and knights here I counted three of each and the laser emplacement too before proceeding up the ramp and running over to activate the terminal here. Remember the end of Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 3? Continue to follow the set pathway through the jungle until you reach the room with the objective marker in it. Along with the dead marine, you will also find a pair of knights.
They will teleport away when you drop down into the area. Interact with the objective marker on the ground and then loot the bodies nearby for some UNSC weaponry if you are interested in such things. There is also a box of grenades behind a tree at the far side of the area from where we entered. Climb down the slope when you are ready to go. As you get around halfway down a good size group of crawlers will appear in the clearing below on the ground and on the various trees, walls and stumps around the area.
Once they are gone, work your way into the clearing and when you reach the other side another crawlers will emerge from the trees in front along with a knight who will remain in the distance. Kill the lot and then, continue with the path around to the left. Clear any remaining crawlers out of the area as you proceed. Kill the watcher and any crawlers you can see before entering to finish off the rest. Continue around the large tree in the centre of the zone and down the path opposite the entry.
Check out the objective marker on the ground to pick up the promethean vision ability. Move forward to the edge of the cliff and use promethean vision to identify the knight and crawlers below. Kill them all before dropping down to their level and heading to the right.
Once you can go no further, look for a slope leading upwards to your right and kill the knight and the small group of crawlers that come down it. Climb the ramp and then ascend the tree roots to the left. Enter the clearing nearby and examine the objective marker. Proceed a little further, and as you reach the top of the slope leading down to the next area, crawlers will run by.
Kill them all as you enter the area. Once they are dead, continue around the corner to the right and kill the knight, watcher and another group of crawlers here. Remember to use the promethean vision to tack down all of those pesky crawlers who might be hiding. Proceed into the area with the objective marker, kill any crawlers lurking about and then jump up to the structure approach the door for a short story scene. However you should note that the mission-specific achievement for this level is to not allow any of these marines to die. So be sure to keep an eye on them if you want to earn that one!
To do this, try to stand between them and the enemies if they get in a fire fight and if you see one of them go down, reload the previous checkpoint and try again. Proceed further into the jungle when it is clear and follow the path to the left and up the ramp. Continue along the winding path here until you encounter a group of three crawlers and a knight. Deal with them before continuing. When you reach the group of marines under fire these guys, like the previously mentioned marines need to be protected for the mission specific achievement , continue down the slope and help them repel the crawlers, knights and watchers in the open area beyond their cover position.
As you approach a knight, a pair of watchers and another small group of crawlers will ambush you. During this encounter, a pair of promethean laser emplacements may also be activated, so if they do, destroy them as well. Once everything is dead, head for the structure.
Place Cortana into the socket on the pillar to the right of the door and then defend the area for a few moments whilst she does her thing. You will have to fight off a healthy number of crawlers and a few knights, any remaining marines will help you out and there is also a gun turret here to make things easier if you wish to use it.
Once time is up, Cortana will let you know she is finished and the door will open, giving you access to the next area. We need to clear it of all enemies to create a landing zone. As you exit the tunnel, note that covenant and promethean forces are now working together! Kill the knight and grunts in front. Move into the main part of the cave and you will see a watcher, a couple of knights and a good number of jackals and grunts.
Once you have killed a few of the baddies here, a couple of phantoms will show up and drop off some additional covenant grunts and jackals, additionally a couple of extra knights seem to appear at this point too. Now all we need to do is simply clear the area until a friendly ship shoes up. Run over to it and wait until a scene plays. After entering the tank, continue forward in the direction the tank is facing and use the tank shells to deal with any bad guys that get in your way.
Make sure to destroy any ghosts that approach and destroy the wraiths I counted three in this first part in your path as well, you can also blow up all the the sniper hover towers along the way if you are into that kind of thing. Once you reach the tunnel leading down, cruise to the bottom and park the tank on the circular platform. Ride it up to the inside of the Infinity. We are in a cargo bay of sorts and there are a large number of covenant forces here.
There are hunters, grunts and elites. They should not bother you at all with the tank though, so take them all down. Hop out of the tank and continue through the open door. Hit the switch at the top of the ramp inside. This is a suit of armor equipped with missiles Left trigger and a mini-gun right trigger. Use the weapons to destroy the door at the bottom of the ramp and enter the hole you create.
Continue along the long hallway here and turn to the right. At the end of the hallway, turn left and continue up the ramp. At the top turn left and continue along the pathway and enter the door at the end. Kill the enemies inside and ride the lift up. We are now in an outdoor area. In the centre is a giant gun turret that we need to activate.
To do this we need to destroy three covenant signal jammers. These are located against the far wall of the room as we enter, unfortunately there are a lot of enemies hanging out in this room. The lot of them can easily be taken down with rockets and a few rounds of the minigun. When you are ready, destroy the three marked jammers. As you destroy them, a number of phantoms I counted four will swoop in to drop off additional covenant forces for you to blow up. Note that you can destroy the turrets on the bottoms of the phantoms so that they cannot shoot at you. Eliminate the enemies that they drop off.
This will cause a number of banshees to come in and attack the area. Whilst this is going down another pair of phantoms will come in to drop off troops. Kill them all and continue to shoot down banshees until the objective is complete. When prompted to do so, hop out of the mantis and activate the marked switch. After a few moments, a story scene will play to complete the mission. This must be done on heroic difficulty or higher. After the conversation, walk to the next objective marker and pick up a jetpack.
The mammoth will start moving. Wait for it to go around the corner and once the particle cannon has fired, keep an eye on the left hand side of the road, there will be some covenant forces dug in here. You will have to neutralise all of the enemies in this vicinity to continue.
Once the vehicle stops, you will have to run over to the pelican crash site to the right of the mammoth. Pick off the sniper in the tower and any visible enemies on the ground below before returning to ground level and leaving the mammoth. Head past the now vacant sniper tower towards the objective marker, you will see the enemies the phantom just dropped off attacking the downed pelican.
There are a few elites and a pair of ghosts. Once you have dealt with them pick up the target designator. Use it to shoot down any phantoms in the immediate area and then head back to the mammoth killing the wraith that is now here and any additional enemies that get in your way there may be a couple of extra ghosts if you were slow to shoot the phantoms.
Once at the mammoth, use the target designator on the particle cannon to take it out. Grab a ghost or a warthog and follow the mammoth. When it stops at the stream, drive through it to the other side. When they bail, continue up the path and follow it around to the left. Kill the pair of ghosts here and any other enemies in the covenant fortification on the either side of the road. Continue until you reach the next open area.
Ahead you will see a giant blue wall in the distance, in the foreground you will be able to spot a pair of blue force field domes there is actually three of these, but one is out of sight to the far left , a sniper tower behind them and a turret to the right of them. I would suggest attempting to take out the turret first, before focusing on any enemies in the immediate area, watch out for the wraith on the same raised area as the sniper tower and a couple of ghosts.
Once the area around each dome is relatively clear, you will need to run inside and destroy the power source. After destroying all three power sources, the large blue shield will drop, allowing the mammoth to continue. In the next area, follow the cliff to the left and when you reach the end, you should be able to make out the next particle cannon floating off to the left in the distance. Hit it with your target designator to take it down. The mammoth will now sit stationary just behind you. This will cause a few phantoms to spawn around the corner to the right which will come and drop off a wraith and four ghosts.
Destroy these enemy vehicles and then proceed up the slope just to the right of the mammoth you will see a covenant ship with a green beam at the top of the hill. On the way up you will have to take down a couple of elites and a small group of grunts and jackals.
When you reach the top, enter the green beam to fly up to the ship above. Kill the elite, his posse of grunts and a couple of jackals before destroying the power node at the back of the ship. Return to the mammoth and eliminate any remaining enemies in the area. Return to the mammoth and climb inside and it will start rolling again. Wait until the vehicle reaches a dead end before hopping out and making your way between the rocks to its left. As you work your way up the path, you will have to deal with a number of grunts and jackals at ground level and a knight up on a higher ledge to the right.
Additionally, there are quite a few jackal snipers scattered around the area which we will need to address first as they can kill us very quickly. The first sniper is up on some rocks to the left. The third sniper is on a rocky ledge at the far end of the area on the same level we are. This path switches back twice on its way up the hill here. After the first switchback follow the path up the ramp, killing any additional jackals or grunts here. Note the presence of a pair of snipers on the rocks at the top of the first ramp. When we reach the top switch back again.
From here we can see a three tiered structure in the distance. In front there is a knight, a jackal sniper and a few grunts. Behind them, on the various tiers of the structure in the distance are four jackal snipers. Take them out before focusing on the nearby enemies and proceeding towards the structure. Climb the ramp to the right and turn left, take out the jackals hanging out at the end of the bridge. As you start to make your way across suicide grunts will run down the stairs on either side of the area in front and run at you.
Kill them all before continuing across to the other side. Climb up either set of stairs here and at the top kill the knight, crawlers and any remaining grunts in the area. Continue up the various ramps to the very top tier of the structure. Kill the three knights here and a jackal sniper on a rocky ledge to the right before mopping up any remaining grunts and crawlers. Head over to the objective marker and enter the door.
When you reach the bottom, follow the sentinel through the door to the left. Ride it down. Follow the path around the corner and enter the next room, continue through the door straight ahead and in the next room take a right. Exit into a large indoor area. Follow the passage all the way to the end to activate the console. Afterwards, do a degree turn and take the first right across the now activated light bridge here. Enter the door and follow the hallways until you drop down into a large open area. Climb down the ramp in the centre of the room and through the door at the bottom.
Approach the blue light source for a story scene. After the cut-scene, grab Cortana from the pedestal up the ramp to the left and then cruise down the ramp. Kill the pair of knights and the crawlers here. Enter the door at the far end of the room opposite the ramp we descended. At the bottom, turn right and enter the portal at the end of the path. Destroy the four ghosts in the immediate area and continue onwards. Take out the covenant forces at the defence on the left and the group of four nearby wraiths. Continue under the stone arch at the back right of the area and you will find another giant blue wall.
Kill any enemies in the immediate area and when it is clear, enter each of these domes and destroy the generators before returning to where we saw the blue wall before. Run to the end of the path here and pick up the target designator, use it to target the glowing orange structure ahead to complete the mission.
Head over to the marked pelican and hop on board. The lift will lower. Hit the boost button to fly out of launch bay and out of the ship. Fly towards the glowing sphere in the distance. As you approach, a pair of objective markers will appear. Destroy the phantoms lurking around outside the objective before bringing the pelican into land.
Hop out and enter the door. Once inside the building, follow the long hallway to the end and through the door into the next room. Kill the pair of watchers immediately inside the door. Look over the edge to the right to see another pair of watchers. Kill them too. Look over to the left for yet another two watchers. From the platform here, try to eliminate as many enemies as you can. Head over to the objective marker and hit the button here.
Hop down, and face the door we entered. Turn to the right and go down the ramp here. Continue to the left and kill any remaining enemies on the platform ahead. As you approach the platform a knight will teleport in, so kill him as well. Look to the right to see an exposed power core. Destroy that.
Turn around and kill the knight that has appeared behind you. Turn left and return back the way we came. Kill the watcher, knight and group of crawlers that have now appeared. Return back to the platform in the middle and continue across to the opposing side of the room.