Warner Bros. Pictures did not become the widely successful company they are today by sitting back and letting “the world go to pot.” The Brothers patriotic beginnings in America earned them a reputation as trailblazers in the motion picture industry. Their Polish and Jewish family heritage initially motivated the four brothers to take a stand when they released Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939) as a direct result of Hitler’s growing reign in Europe. Many of the Brothers’ early movies focused on injustice, prejudice, and violation of basic human rights; the era of World War II would be no different. The Warner Brothers proved their loyalty and continually displayed their American patriotism well before any other Hollywood moguls despite having much more to risk. Warner Brothers Pictures was a family company that stood for humanity. They stood up to the Nazis when no one (including the U.S. government) would. They begun the battle with their films but expanded the fight through their moving speeches and generous donations to the military. The Brothers went above and beyond what anyone ever required or expected of them; repeatedly doing everything within their power to combat the evils overseas before, during, and even after WWII.
"The Warner Brothers Prove Their Patriotism,"
Voces Novae: Vol. 10
, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.chapman.edu/vocesnovae/vol10/iss1/2