For Freedom (1940 film)

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For Freedom
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Directed by
Written by
Produced by
Cinematography Arthur Crabtree
Edited by
Music by
Distributed by General Film Distributors
Release date
4 May 1940
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Language English

For Freedom is a 1940 British drama film directed by Maurice Elvey and Castleton Knight. It was made largely for propaganda purposes during the Second World War. It features Will Fyffe, Guy Middleton, and Terry-Thomas. [1] [2] Through its blending of fiction and documentary it was similar to The Lion Has Wings produced by Alexander Korda's London Films.


The film portrays the early events of the war, particularly the Battle of the River Plate, from the point of view of a British newsreel production company.


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  1. BFI
  2. "Movie Supplement The Navy is Here—and Invincible!". Sunday Times (Perth) . No. 2214. Western Australia. 30 June 1940. p. 2 (Motion Pictures). Retrieved 26 October 2017 via National Library of Australia.