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The Battle of Gettysburg
Directed by Herman Hoffman
Written by Dore Schary
Narrated by Leslie Nielsen
Music by period Civil War music
Cinematography Eastmancolor
Distributed by MGM
Release date(s) 1955
Running time 30 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Battle of Gettysburg is a 1955 American documentary film about the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards.

The documentary was filmed in Eastmancolor entirely on location at the Gettysburg National Military Park in south-central Pennsylvania. Leslie Nielsen provides narration, while songs from the Civil War era are played in the background, along with the sounds of battle. At the end of the film, Nielsen reads the Gettysburg Address.

In 1956, the film was nominated for Oscars for Best Documentary, Short Subject (Dore Schary) and Best Short Subject, Two-reel (also for Dore Schary). [1]


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