Shades of grey (1948)

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Shades of grey

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Title Shades of grey
Year of production 1948
Country of production États-Unis
Director(s) Joseph Henabery
Actor(s) Sandy Campbell
Edward Kreisler
Paul Larson
Michael Higgins
Lewis Howard
Duration 66 minutes
Format Parlant - Noir et blanc - 16 mm
Original language(s) English
Commissioning body U.S. Army
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Ce film fait partie d'un vaste corpus de films consacrés aux troubles psychologiques et psychiatriques des soldats tournés par la Navy ou d'autres divisions de l'armée américaine dans les années 1940 et 1950.

Ce corpus comprend :
Combat Exhaustion (1943)
Introduction To Combat Fatigue (1944)
The Inside Story (1944)
The_N.P._Patient (1944)
Combat Fatigue Irritability (1945)
Insomnia (1945)
Assignment Home (1945)
Combat Fatigue Psychosomatic Disorders (1946)
Let there be light (1946)
Combat Psychiatry - The Battalion Medical Officer (1954)

Combat Psychiatry - The Division Psychiatrist (1954)

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  • Reporting footage  : Yes.
  • Set footage  : No.
  • Archival footage  : No.
  • Animated sequences  : No.
  • Intertitles  : No.
  • Host  : No.
  • Voice-over  : Yes.
  • Interview  : No.
  • Music and sound effects : Yes.
  • Images featured in other films : No.

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References and external documents

C. A. Morgan III, From Let there be light to Shades of Grey: the construction of authoritative knowledge about combat fatigue (1945-1948) in Signs of life, Cinema and Medicine, edited by Graeme Harper and Andrew Moor, Wallflower Press, London and New York, 2005.
Lowy Vincent & Cantor David, Conversion Narratives, Health Films, and Hollywood Filmmakers of the 1930s and 1940s in Health Education Films in the Twentieth Century, edited by Christian Bonah, David Cantor and Anja Laukötter, University of Rochester Press, Rochester, 2018.


  • Record written by : Élisabeth Fuchs